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[dah-chuh] /ˈdɑ tʃə/
a Russian country house or villa.
Also, datcha.
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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Examples from the web for dacha
  • The guests at the dacha had had far too much to drink that evening.
  • He stated that he already had the means to buy a car and an expensive dacha.
  • He was therefore taking her to dinner at the apartment of an uncle who was away on holiday at his country dacha.
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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