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dacoit

or da·koit

[ duh-koit ]
/ dəˈkɔɪt /
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noun
in India and Myanmar (Burma), a member of a class of criminals who engage in organized robbery and murder.
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Origin of dacoit

First recorded in 1800–10, dacoit is from the Hindi word ḍakait
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British Dictionary definitions for dacoit

dacoit
/ (dəˈkɔɪt) /

noun
(in India and Myanmar) a member of a gang of armed robbers

Word Origin for dacoit

C19: from Hindi dakait, from dākā robbery
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