Dacoit definition

də-koit
A member of a robber band or gang in South Asia.
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A member of a gang of robbers in India or Burma (Myanmar)
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(chiefly India) A bandit or armed robber, especially in India, Pakistan, and the surrounding region.
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(chiefly India) To commit armed robbery.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of dacoit - decoit, dakoit

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dacoit
Plural:
dacoits

Origin of dacoit

  • Hindi ḍakait

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi डकैत (ḍakait), from डाका (ḍākā, “gang-robbery”).

    From Wiktionary