[dahy-ak, -uh k]
- a member of any of several indigenous, Austronesian-speaking tribal peoples of Sarawak and Indonesian Borneo.
Origin of Dayak
First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for dayak
Here also was a fort with its cannon, with a Dayak or Malay sergeant and a dozen men in charge.
A Dayak goes on the war-path more for the sake of the heads he may get, than for the honour and glory of the fighting.
Generally, though, there is precious little fighting, as the Dayak attacks only when his victims are unprepared.
I took with me my two servants, Dubi, a civilized Dayak, and my Chinese cook.
As is well known, the Dayak women all wear rings of brass around their waists.
- a variant spelling of Dyak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012