Definition of dacoit in English:

dacoit

Line breaks: da¦coit
Pronunciation: /dəˈkɔɪt
 
/

noun

(In India or Burma (Myanmar)) a member of a band of armed robbers.
More example sentences
  • This valley was recently the territory of a famous dacoit, or highway robber, named Mohammad Khan.
  • Since the entire Chambal area is notorious for dacoits and robbers' gangs, safety in traveling must be ensured beforehand.
  • In South India, roving bands of dacoits, carrying out their traditional depredations on the weak and unprotected, had been a part of the rural landscape for centuries.

Origin

from Hindi ḍakait, from ḍakaitī 'robbery by a gang'.

Definition of dacoit in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...