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Dakka

noun; sound symbolism
Either guns or the sound of gunfire.
 
Based on the context of how this word was used, the word could either refer to guns or the sound of gunfire. The word “Dakka” seems to be an onomatopoeia for the sound of gunfire and it could be directly referring to gunfire or indirectly referring to guns through metonymy. Apparently, the term comes from Warhammer 40k where the meaning seems to be more closely related to the sound of gunfire and the amount of firepower provided by a weapon. The multiple meanings of the word are hard to separate since they are all very similar and the word could be referring to any one of those meanings at the same time.
Etymology : Possibly an onomatopoeia for the sound of gunfire.
Source : “It is holiday time, and we’re here to spread some jolly merriment, and by “jolly merriment” I mean Dakka, like just more cannons, more bullets.” (YouTube video: CANNON SPAM (20mm Chainfire) - Forts RTS [121] - 12/28/2018)
Last modified: 14 December 2019


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