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or dauk, dawk!!!

[dawk, dahk]
  1. transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
  2. mail delivered by such transportation.
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Origin of dak

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


  1. Dakota.
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Examples from the Web for dak

Historical Examples of dak

  • Dak ya pl yapi you, and our you are probably also of this base.

    The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages

    Andrew Woods Williamson

  • The dak bungalow serves the purpose of a hotel and is located at stations.

  • Leaving his baggage at the dak bungalow, he strolled afoot to the large and handsome mansion indicated.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • The snows reminded Winn in a jolly way of Kashmir and nights spent alone on dizzy heights in a Dak bungalow.

    The Dark Tower

    Phyllis Bottome

  • He had a vague memory of hiring a dak cart driver to take him down the road.


    Jesse Franklin Bone

British Dictionary definitions for dak


dawk (dɔːk)

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
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Word Origin for dak

C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly


abbreviation for
  1. Dakota
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