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or datcha

[dah-chuh] /ˈdɑ tʃə/
a Russian country house or villa.
Origin of dacha
1895-1900; < Russian dácha, orig., allotment of land; cognate with Serbo-Croatian dȁća, Slovene dáča tribute < Slavic *datja; akin to Latin dōs, stem dōt- dowry, dot2 Unabridged
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  • In fact, the dacha became the meeting center of the Russian underground with their liaison agent from the West.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He must have been a dacha smoker, for he coughed hideously, twisting his body with the paroxysms.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • They pulled up before a rather large house that would have been called a dacha back in Moscow.

    Freedom Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • But King dacha was so furiously enraged, he could neither stay in his kraal nor allow Isaaco to take leave.

  • The bus took him to within a mile and a half of the dacha, and he walked from there.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • None at all when the dacha wasn't in use for a conference or to hide someone on the lam from the KGB.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He approached the dacha at the point where the line of pine trees came nearest to it.

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British Dictionary definitions for dacha


a country house or cottage in Russia
Word Origin
from Russian: a giving, gift
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Word Origin and History for dacha

from Russian dacha, originally "gift," from Slavic *datja, from PIE *do- "to give" (see donation).

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