Origin of dacoitHindi ??k?it, robber from ??k?, attack by robbers
Origin of dacoitHindi &dlowdot;akait
(third-person singular simple present dacoits, present participle dacoiting, simple past and past participle dacoited)
- (chiefly India) To commit armed robbery.
From Hindi डकैत (ḍakait), from डाका (ḍākā, “gang-robbery”).