daks

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From DAKS (a trademark), a brand of trousers originally made in the 1930s by Simpsons of Piccadilly; said to be short for Dad’s slacks.

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Noun[edit]

daks pl (plural only)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) Trousers or underwear.
    • 2004, Bryce Courtenay, Brother Fish, 2008, unnumbered page,
      The usual stuff – sports jacket, a couple of pairs of daks, one brown and one grey, three pairs of socks, though I only had need for one sock in the meantime, two white shirts and a decent pair of shoes, though again, only one shoe being useful in my present predicament.
    • 2008, Dave Sabben, The Scorpion Dance, Denny Neave, Soldiers' Tale: A Collection of True Stories from Aussie Soldiers, page 144,
      But the pain′s still there, so I begin to drop my daks to investigate the territory.
    • 2010, Robin Easton, Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest[1], page 43:
      “Look, I'll pull the bloody leeches off you. Okay? They won't hurt you. They′s only trying to suck your bloody blood. Why waste a pair of clean dacks?”
    • 2011, Rory Barnes, Space Junk[2], page 14:
      They were still there the next morning, flapping in the breeze. Filthy, grease stained pair of daks. The crotch half rotted away.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

daks

  1. plural of dak

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