dak

or dauk, dawk!!!

[ dawk, dahk ]
/ dɔk, dɑk /

noun

transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
mail delivered by such transportation.

Nearby words

  1. daisy fleabane,
  2. daisy ham,
  3. daisy wheel,
  4. daisy-cutter,
  5. daisywheel,
  6. dak bungalow,
  7. dak.,
  8. dakar,
  9. dakhla,
  10. dakhma

Origin of dak

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

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British Dictionary definitions for daks

daks

dacks

/ (dæks) /

pl n

Australian an informal name for trousers

Word Origin for daks

from a brand name

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

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