or dat·cha


Origin of dacha

1895–1900; < Russian dácha, orig., allotment of land; cognate with Serbo-Croatian dȁća, Slovene dáča tribute < Slavic *datja; akin to Latin dōs, stem dōt- dowry, dot2
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Historical Examples of dacha

  • The bus took him to within a mile and a half of the dacha, and he walked from there.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • He must have been a dacha smoker, for he coughed hideously, twisting his body with the paroxysms.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • 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.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • He approached the dacha at the point where the line of pine trees came nearest to it.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for dacha



  1. a country house or cottage in Russia

Word Origin for dacha

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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