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dawk

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[dawk, dahk]
noun
  1. dak.
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dawk

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[dawk]
noun
  1. a person who advocates neither a conciliatory nor a belligerent national attitude.
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Origin of dawk

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1965–70; d(ove)1 + (h)awk1
Related formsdawk·ish, adjective

dak

or dauk, dawk!!!

[dawk, dahk]
noun
  1. transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
  2. mail delivered by such transportation.
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Origin of dak

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

dawk

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noun
  1. a variant spelling of dak
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dawk

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noun
  1. dialect a Northern English dialect word for hand
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dak

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
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Word Origin for dak

C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly
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