Definition of daks in English:

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daks

Pronunciation: /daks/

plural noun

Australian /NZ informal
Trousers.
Example sentences
  • A third guy wandered in wearing an old pair of trackie daks (with a hole in one knee) and a tatty old jumper.
  • An old grey-haired but balding man approaches, wearing trackie daks.
  • A bronzed lifesaver in bright red pool daks and a goofy cap is an Australian icon, although they're starting to wear shorts a la Baywatch or bikepants lately.

Origin

1930s (as a proprietary name for a brand of clothing): first recorded in this sense in the 1970s.

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