Kuwait

geographical name
Ku·​wait | \ ku̇-ˈwāt How to pronounce Kuwait (audio) \

Definition of Kuwait

1 country in southwestern Asia in Arabia at the head of the Persian Gulf; a sheikhdom, before 1961 under British protection area 6880 square miles (17,818 square kilometers), population 4,207,000
2 or Kuwait City city, port at head of the Persian Gulf, and capital of the country of Kuwait population 28,859

Other Words from Kuwait

Kuwaiti \ ku-​ˈwā-​tē How to pronounce Kuwait (audio) \ adjective or noun

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18 May 2021

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“Kuwait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kuwait. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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