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dacha

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Pronunciation: /ˈdatʃə
 
/
(also datcha)

Definition of dacha in English:

noun

A country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or holiday home.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Russian, originally 'grant (of land)'.

Words that rhyme with dacha

catcher, focaccia, garnacha, patcher, scratcher, snatcher, stature, thatcher

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