or dauk, dawk!!!

[dawk, dahk]


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

Origin of dak

First recorded in 1820–30, dak is from the Hindi word ḍāk
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British Dictionary definitions for daks



pl n

Australian an informal name for trousers

Word Origin for daks

from a brand name


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

Word Origin for dak

C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly
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