One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Asia) a large stick used as a weapon by a policeman or guard.‘the watchman beat the walls with his danda’
club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, batView synonyms
- ‘Since the police danda is used mostly on honest citizens while the anti-social elements actually get protection from the police, the policemen should be disarmed of their dandas.’
- ‘Authorities should use dana, veda and danda on irresponsible field staff.’
- ‘They lament that no modern fire-fighting equipments are given to them and they area forced to extinguish the fires with the help of dandas made of wood.’
- ‘Extra points would also be awarded to teams that thwart rivals with apparatus such as dandas, lathis, countrymade pistols, knives, etc.’
- ‘The clips of Muslim women running amok with big dandas in their hands made the headlines the world over.’
From Hindi ḍaṇḍā, from Sanskrit daṇḍa.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.