dacoit

noun
da·​coit | \ dəˈkȯit\
plural -s

Definition of dacoit

: one of a class of criminals in India and Burma who rob and murder in roving gangs

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History and Etymology for dacoit

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

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