A member of a robber band or gang in South Asia.
A member of a gang of robbers in India or Burma (Myanmar)
(chiefly India) To commit armed robbery.
Origin of dacoit
- Hindi ḍakait
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Hindi डकैत (ḍakait), from डाका (ḍākā, “gang-robbery”).