- a person who advocates neither a conciliatory nor a belligerent national attitude.
Origin of dawk2
or dauk, dawk!!!
- transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
- mail delivered by such transportation.
Origin of dak
First recorded in 1820–30, dak is from the Hindi word ḍāk
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Examples from the Web for dawk
In the meantime, her letters had been forwarded by dawk to Calcutta.
They were to be stationed at the Dawk Bungalow between the city and Cantonments, to keep up communication between the two.
A boat for the conveyance of letters in India; dawk being the Hindostanee for mail.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Fust theah hosses got into a loco patch, an' one dawk night walked oveh a clift thinkin' it were thu aidge o' a sun crack.The Song of the Wolf
Travelling by dawk is a very speedy mode of conveyance, well known in India.
- a variant spelling of dak
- dialect a Northern English dialect word for hand
- a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
- (as modifier)dak bearers
C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly
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