- a Russian country house or villa.
Origin of dacha
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Examples from the Web for dacha
Kennan put her up in his version of a Russian dacha in a town in Pennsylvania called, of all things, East Berlin.George Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis: A Review
December 9, 2011
The bus took him to within a mile and a half of the dacha, and he walked from there.
He must have been a dacha smoker, for he coughed hideously, twisting his body with the paroxysms.Prester John
But King Dacha was so furiously enraged, he could neither stay in his kraal nor allow Isaaco to take leave.
In fact, the dacha became the meeting center of the Russian underground with their liaison agent from the West.
He approached the dacha at the point where the line of pine trees came nearest to it.
- a country house or cottage in Russia
from Russian: a giving, gift
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Word Origin and History for dacha
from Russian dacha, originally "gift," from Slavic *datja, from PIE *do- "to give" (see donation).
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