Entry from British & World English dictionary
A member of a race of hostile alien machine-organisms which appeared in the BBC television science fiction series Doctor Who from 1963.
- I very much agree with what was said earlier about the dalek going into the future to make a new race of daleks.
- As they journey through the woods they don't realise that they are already being observed by a more ambitious and ruthless species of Alien… the daleks!
- Everyone sounds like daleks, but it was so wonderful to hear him,’ she said.
1960s: invented by the scriptwriter Terry Nation ( 1930–97).
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