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dacoit

[duh-koit] /dəˈkɔɪt/
noun
1.
(in India and Burma) a member of a class of criminals who engage in organized robbery and murder.
Also, dakoit.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Hindi ḍakait
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dacoit

/dəˈkɔɪt/
noun
1.
(in India and Myanmar) a member of a gang of armed robbers
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi dakait, from dākā robbery
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