dakoit

[duh-koit]

dacoit

or da·koit

[duh-koit]
noun
  1. (in India and Burma) a member of a class of criminals who engage in organized robbery and murder.

Origin of dacoit

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

dacoit

noun
  1. (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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