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 Stalin was encouraging but noncommittal, parking Mao in a dacha outside Moscow while hard bargaining dragged on for weeks. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 9 Mar. 2022 At my family’s dacha on the outskirts of Moscow, much of our summer abundance from the garden is canned, pickled, frozen, or somehow preserved for the long winter ahead. Irina Groushevaia, Bon Appétit, 24 Feb. 2022 But there are quite a few takers, most of whom are thinking of building a dacha, or country house. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Sep. 2021 For example, in Gooseberries, two men come upon a dacha (a cottage) in the woods. Jeff Bradford, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 That same trip, Whelan went with Yatsenko to his family’s dacha, in Sergiev Posad, a town about fifty miles from Moscow, known for its fourteenth-century Orthodox monastery. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 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, 14 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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“Dacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dacha. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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