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dak

or dauk, dawk!!!

[ dawk, dahk ]
/ dɔk, dɑk /
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noun
transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
mail delivered by such transportation.
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Origin of dak

First recorded in 1820–30, dak is from the Hindi word ḍāk

Other definitions for dak (2 of 2)

Dak.

abbreviation
Dakota.
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British Dictionary definitions for dak (1 of 2)

dak

dawk (dɔːk)

/ (dɑːk) /

noun (formerly, in India)
  1. a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
  2. (as modifier)dak bearers

Word Origin for dak

C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly

British Dictionary definitions for dak (2 of 2)

Dak.

abbreviation for
Dakota
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