dacoit, dakoit

(noun) a member of an armed gang of robbers

Source: WordNet® 3.1



dacoit (plural dacoits)

(chiefly, India) A bandit or armed robber, especially in India, Pakistan, Myanmar, and the surrounding region.


dacoit (third-person singular simple present dacoits, present participle dacoiting, simple past and past participle dacoited)

(chiefly, India) To commit armed robbery.

Source: Wiktionary

Da*coit" (da*koit"), n. [Hind. dsakait, dsakayat.]

Definition: One of a class of robbers, in India, who act in gangs.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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