Words with Friends Word Play: What the Heck Is Dak?

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

WWF-DAKI prefer games of Words with Friends when my opponent’s word scores stay below 20 … OK, I’d prefer below 10 points per word. You can imagine my chagrin when a so-called friend scored 26 points for “dak.”

It especially bothered me because I was sure it was another made-up word (see “anticar” and “za“). However, I learned that it is, in fact, a word.

But What Does It Mean?

Good question.

If you trust Scrabble Finder, you will find the following definition:

n. – East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye

However, my bookmarked online dictionary, Dictionary.com, lists:


transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.

mail delivered by such transportation.

So which is it?

Personally, my money is on the transportation and mail definitions. More dictionaries use the same (or very similar) definitions and I’ve seen “dhak” listed as a tree.

Hmm, I wonder if “dhak” is an acceptable Words with Friends word.

By the way, if you want some other – shall we say interesting – definitions of “dak,” check out Urban Dictionary. (I won’t write those here.)

Filed Under: Fun/Light/Humor, Grammar

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