dacoit

noun

da·​coit
dəˈkȯit
plural -s
: one of a class of criminals in India and Burma who rob and murder in roving gangs

Word History

Etymology

Hindi ḍakait, perhaps from Sanskrit dakṣa clever, akin to Sanskrit dakṣiṇa right

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“Dacoit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dacoit. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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