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

Definition of dacha

: a Russian country cottage used especially in the summer

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 New cars and a dacha Evidently Rogozin's job has other perks. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 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, 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, 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, 6 Oct. 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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“Dacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dacha. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dacha

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

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