dawk

1
[ dawk, dahk ]
/ dɔk, dɑk /
|

noun

Definition for dawk (2 of 3)

dawk

2
[ dawk ]
/ dɔk /

noun

a person who advocates neither a conciliatory nor a belligerent national attitude.

Origin of dawk

2
1965–70; d(ove)1 + (h)awk1
Related formsdawk·ish, adjective

Definition for dawk (3 of 3)

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.

Origin of dak

First recorded in 1820–30, dak is from the Hindi word ḍāk
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British Dictionary definitions for dawk (1 of 3)

dawk

1
/ (dɔːk) /

noun

a variant spelling of dak

British Dictionary definitions for dawk (2 of 3)

dawk

2
/ (dɔːk) /

noun

dialect a Northern English dialect word for hand

British Dictionary definitions for dawk (3 of 3)

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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