Definition of dacha in English:


Syllabification: da·cha
Pronunciation: /ˈdäCHə


  • A country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home.
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    • A man may boast of his home as his castle, but Russians are increasingly turning to building country homes and dachas that are plain, economical and rather small.
    • He enjoyed the company of some of his young male students whom he would invite to his country dacha at the weekend for a spot of vigorous log-cutting with an enormous two-handled saw.
    • Almost everyone I know in Europe - among the professional and business class - has some small second home in the country somewhere - a dacha usually belonging to the family for generations.


mid 19th century: Russian, originally 'grant (of land)'.

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