dacha

noun
da·​cha | \ ˈdä-chə How to pronounce dacha (audio) also ˈda- \

Definition of dacha

: a Russian country cottage used especially in the summer

Examples of dacha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who still go to work can get a special unlimited pass, but for personal matters -- such as driving to a store or a dacha (a country house) -- residents can only get two passes a week, each valid for one day. Mary Ilyushina, CNN, "Moscow rolls out digital tracking to enforce lockdown. Critics dub it a 'cyber Gulag'," 14 Apr. 2020 On the last day of shooting, Dec. 21, 1991, the actors and crew broke out champagne after filming a scene that involved a dinner Stalin hosted at his dacha with other Soviet leaders. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, "Ivan Passer, noted Czech director who came to Hollywood," 15 Jan. 2020 On the last day of shooting, Dec. 21, 1991, the actors and crew broke out champagne after filming a scene that involved a dinner for Soviet leaders hosted by Stalin at his dacha. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Ivan Passer, Noted Czech Director Who Went to Hollywood, Dies at 86," 14 Jan. 2020 New cars and a dacha Evidently Rogozin's job has other perks. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "A big salary, luxury cars, and a new dacha—Russia’s space leader lives large," 3 Dec. 2019 And then the Roscosmos chief also acquired an 8,600 sq. foot dacha north of Moscow worth about $3 million. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "A big salary, luxury cars, and a new dacha—Russia’s space leader lives large," 3 Dec. 2019 Luna was terrified of jaguars wandering around her family’s dacha in the German woods; the car that hits Saul in 2016 is a Jaguar. BostonGlobe.com, "‘The Man Who Saw Everything’ an exhilarating story, broken in two - The Boston Globe," 11 Oct. 2019 His inspirations included the stage sets of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Yves Saint Laurent’s Normandy dacha, and Russian folk art. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, "This Russian Bathhouse is Overflowing with Eye-Popping Fabrics," 6 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, the home of one of his chief enemies has been raided by police, and her dacha, a country house, was burned down. Max De Haldevang, Quartz, "Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is also a former TV star facing scandal," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of dacha

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dacha

Russian, from Old Russian, land allotted by a prince; akin to Latin dos dowry — more at date

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The first known use of dacha was in 1896

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“Dacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dacha. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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dacha

noun
How to pronounce dacha (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dacha

: a small Russian house in the countryside that is used especially in the summer

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