Thai

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noun

plural Thai or Thais
1
2
a
: a native or inhabitant of Thailand
b
: one who is descended from a Thai
3
: the official language of Thailand

Thai

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adjective

: of or relating to Thailand, its people, or their language or culture

Examples of Thai in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The 75-year-old filmmaker shot his 2022 Thai cave rescue drama Thirteen Lives in Queensland, Australia and returned just months later to produce his upcoming survival thriller Eden, starring Ana de Armas, Vanessa Kirby, Sydney Sweeney, and Jude Law. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 Another ancient carving depicting Yama, the God of Death, riding a buffalo was smuggled out of the sanctuary before it was confiscated and placed on display in San Francisco in 2021, park officials told Thai PBS World. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 15 May 2024 Bangkok Market, opened in 1972, was the first Thai and Southeast Asian market in the United States. Aida Ylanan, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Although Red Lobster has been facing financial struggles for years, as recently as January of this year, part owner Thai Union Group announced its intent to shed its minority investment in the chain. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2024 Red Lobster's parent company, Thai Union Group, said in November 2023 that the chain was headed toward a $20 million loss for 2023. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 The experience commences with the popular Tuna Thai Jewel with lemongrass-ginger broth, kiwi, jicama and Thai basil. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2024 Great Wall Motor started EV production in a new Thai factory earlier this year; the company also plans to make batteries in the Southeast Asian country. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune Asia, 14 May 2024 Crab plays a role, too, in dishes like a perfectly spiced Thai crab curry. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 22 Apr. 2024
Adjective
The Thai villagers this week used plushies of Doraemon—a cartoon blue, male, robotic cat of Japanese origin popularized by its eponymous manga and anime. Chad De Guzman, TIME, 3 May 2024 Footage also showed Thai military vehicles and troops stationed along the border. Helen Regan, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 The sauce is back too in grocery store chains, Thai food restaurants, Vietnamese noodle eateries and other sites that specialize in heat. USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 Since founding her own brand of period pads and liners in 2020, Thai entrepreneur Varangtip Satchatippavarn has given away thousands of products to those in need, including to a low-income community hit by a fire in Bangkok and Myanmar refugees along Thailand’s northern border. Jitsiree Thongnoi, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Jan. 2024 As of Monday, Hamas has released 58 hostages, including Filipino and Thai citizens and a 4-year-old American girl, as part of the agreement between Israel and Hamas that includes a multiday pause in fighting. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 While basil’s flavor differs from cilantro, Thai basil is a snappier version with a spicy, licorice-like taste. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023 Cooking tips, shortcuts, sources for ingredients, where New York’s Asian produce is grown, explanations of vinegars, soy sauces and Thai salads, and the histories of Mott and Pell Streets are given. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed al Ansari, a main player in the negotiations, said 10 hostages were handed over to the Red Cross on Wednesday night local time, as were two other Russian citizens and 4 Thai citizens outside of the framework of the deal. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 29 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Thai was in 1808

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Cite this Entry

“Thai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thai. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Thai

noun
ˈtī
1
: a person born or living in Thailand
2
: the official language of Thailand
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