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Definition

Dacoit comes from the Hindi word "dakoo" which means armed robbers or bandits.

Usage

Rudyard Kipling's fictional Private Mulvaney was hunting Burmese dacoits in The Taking of Lungtungpen. Sax Rohmer's legendary criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu also employed Burmese dacoits as his henchmen.
Added 2011-06-28 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Hindi

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