\ ˈbät How to pronounce baht (audio) \
plural baht also bahts

Definition of baht

: the basic monetary unit of Thailand — see Money Table

Examples of baht in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Foreign tourists pay an entry fee of 200 baht, or $6.40, while Thai people enter free of charge. Brooke Schedneck, Quartz, 4 June 2021 From next month, one lucky vaccinated villager in the Mae Chaem district of Chiang Mai province will be randomly chosen every week to win a young cow worth about 10,000 baht ($318.78). Reuters, CNN, 20 May 2021 The group allegedly bought nitrile gloves for industrial use from Chung in December 2020 but lost 93 million baht ($2.95 million) after the businessman refused to provide replacements. NBC News, 19 May 2021 The tours, which stop in either San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York, cost between $2,400 and $6,400 (75,000 and 200,000 baht). Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2021 The fine for violating the mask order could go up to 20,000 baht, or $638.25, according to the Thai Government. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 27 Apr. 2021 Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was fined 6,000 baht – about $190 – the governor of Bangkok wrote on Facebook on Monday. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 27 Apr. 2021 Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was fined 6,000 baht ($190) for not wearing a mask at an emergency government meeting on Monday, according to local officials in Bangkok. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Gulf Energy, which is owned by Thailand’s third richest man Sarath Ratanavadi, is offering to buy 2.6 billion shares, or about 81%, of Intouch for 65 baht a share, according to an exchange filing. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of baht

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baht

Thai bàad

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14 Jun 2021

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“Baht.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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