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Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Old English dalc (pin). More at dalk.


dawk (third-person singular simple present dawks, present participle dawking, simple past and past participle dawked)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To drive a sharp instrument into; incise with a jerk; puncture.
  2. (transitive) To cut or mark with an incision; gash.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Moxon to this entry?)
  3. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To dig up weeds.


dawk (plural dawks)

  1. A hollow or crack in timber.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Moxon to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]


dawk (plural dawks)

  1. Alternative form of dak

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dawk in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



dawk pl

  1. plural of dak