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 The invasion was launched, and Stalin soon retreated to his dacha in shock. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Are Spies More Trouble Than They’re Worth?," 26 Aug. 2019 Those who are not already on holiday flock to their dachas in the countryside. The Economist, "Moscow’s protests are inspired by the thuggery of the Kremlin," 25 July 2019 Something for Senator Sanders to contemplate in his waterfront dacha. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Democrats Are the Socialist Party Again," 20 June 2019 Accompanying their husbands, the ladies attended a dinner table conference at Khrushchev’s dacha, or country house. Djurdja Bartlett, Smithsonian, "When the United States and Soviet Union Fought It Out Over Fashion," 4 June 2019 At the behest of the couple and their interior-designer friend Jacques Grange, French cabinetmaker Pierre Poulain built the cottage in the late 1980s in the style of a Russian country house, or dacha. Tim Gavan, WSJ, "Yves Saint Laurent’s Unapologetically Luxurious Cabin in the Woods," 7 Sep. 2018 On occasion, Beria would have drinks at Stalin’s dacha. Jonathan W. Jordan, WSJ, "‘The Kremlin Letters’ and ‘The Allies’ Review: The View From the Summit," 30 Nov. 2018 The folksy exterior of Yves Saint Laurent’s dacha belies the opulence found inside. Tim Gavan, WSJ, "Yves Saint Laurent’s Unapologetically Luxurious Cabin in the Woods," 7 Sep. 2018 The elder Shamalov helped co-found the Ozero cooperative, an elite dacha community that includes Putin as a member. Nathan Hodge, CNN, "The Russia sanctions list: Who's on the new US blacklist," 6 Apr. 2018

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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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11 Oct 2019

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The first known use of dacha was in 1896

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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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