Definition of "dacoit" [da•coit]

  • (noun) A member of a robber band or gang in India or Myanmar (Burma).
  • (noun) (in India and Myanmar) a member of a gang of armed robbers

Use "dacoit" in a sentence

  • "Lala Ram belonged to an upper, landowning caste, and within dacoit gangs, too, everything turned on caste."
  • "Without reading the article yet, I am reminded of the common use of the word dacoit (burglar, highway robber) in Northern India."
  • "The dacoit was the one who took the man away; the handmaiden remained with her mistress."

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