Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a robber band or gang in South Asia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See dakoit, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of a class of robbers, in India and Burma (Myanmar), who act in gangs and are usually armed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of an armed gang of bandits in India, Pakistan, and the surrounding region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of an armed gang of robbers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi ḍakait.]

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From Hindi  (ɖakait), from  (dākā, "gang-robbery"), from Sanskrit  (dashʈaka, "compressed")

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