dacoit

dacoit

[duh-koit]
noun
(in India and Burma) a member of a class of criminals who engage in organized robbery and murder.
Also, dakoit.


Origin:
1800–10; < Hindi ḍakait

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dacoit (dəˈkɔɪt)
 
n
(in India and Myanmar) a member of a gang of armed robbers
 
[C19: from Hindi dakait, from dākā robbery]

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