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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duh-koit]
    • /dəˈkɔɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duh-koit]
    • /dəˈkɔɪt/

Definitions of dacoit word

  • noun dacoit (in India and Myanmar) a member of a gang of armed robbers 3
  • noun dacoit a member of a gang of robbers in India or Burma (Myanmar) 3
  • noun dacoit (in India and Burma) a member of a class of criminals who engage in organized robbery and murder. 1
  • noun dacoit A member of a band of armed robbers in India or Burma (Myanmar). 1
  • noun dacoit (chiefly India) A bandit or armed robber, especially in India, Pakistan, and the surrounding region. 0
  • verb dacoit (chiefly India) To commit armed robbery. 0

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Origin of dacoit

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10, dacoit is from the Hindi word ḍakait

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Parts of speech for Dacoit


dacoit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

dacoit usage trend in Literature

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