[ das-ee, dah-see ]
/ ˈdæs i, ˈdɑ si /
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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of dassie
1780–90; <Afrikaans, diminutive of das;see das
Words nearby dassie
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Example sentences from the Web for dassie
The witnesses in this case are all natives residing at Dassie Klip, who knew the assailants well.The War in South Africa|Arthur Conan Doyle
At the Cape they are known to the Dutch as dass (badger), which has been anglicized into “dassie.”
British Dictionary definitions for dassie
/ (ˈdæsɪ) /
another name for a hyrax, esp the rock hyrax
Word Origin for dassie
C19: from Afrikaans
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