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dawk1

[dawk, dahk]
noun
  1. dak.
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dawk2

[dawk]
noun
  1. a person who advocates neither a conciliatory nor a belligerent national attitude.
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Origin of dawk2

1965–70; d(ove)1 + (h)awk1
Related formsdawk·ish, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dawks

Historical Examples

  • The house waited in breathless silence for Mr Dawks' casting vote.

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay

  • There was a tense silence, accentuated by the amiable thumping of Dawks' tail.

  • "I wonder why you want to marry me," she mused, fondling Mr Dawks' ears.

  • The second was a certain Mr Dawks, who has not previously been mentioned in this narrative.

  • Mr Dawks, having arisen from his nightly resting-place outside Daphne Vereker's bedroom door, strolled downstairs to the study.


British Dictionary definitions for dawks

dawk1

noun
  1. a variant spelling of dak
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dawk2

noun
  1. dialect a Northern English dialect word for hand
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