or dauk, dawk!!!
[ dawk, dahk ]
/ dɔk, dɑk /
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
Definition for dak (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for dak (1 of 2)
/ (dɑːk) /
noun (formerly, in India)
- a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
- (as modifier)dak bearers
Word Origin for dak
C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly
British Dictionary definitions for dak (2 of 2)
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