baht

noun
\ 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 This year, the South Korean won has emerged to be the worst performer, falling by almost 10% against the US dollar followed by the Thai baht (9.38%) and the Philippines’ peso (9.29%). Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 15 July 2022 Thailand currently offers foreign films shooting in the country a cash rebate of 15-20% of the expenses incurred in the country, with the ceiling per production fixed at THB 75 million baht ($2.12 million). Patrick Frater, Variety, 27 June 2022 Ravena was awarded 450,000 Thai baht ($12,700) in prize money, alongside gifts from various sponsors. CNN, 26 June 2022 Last year, however, foreign production revenue clocked in at $11.3 million (just short of 400 million baht) amid continued challenges related to COVID. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 Thailand’s deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday that local revenue from foreign film projects has continued to grow in recent years, reaching an average of about $100 million (3.5 billion baht) per year from 2017-2021. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 Hedge funds have been selling currencies such as the Thai baht and the South Korean won. Julia-ambra Verlaine, WSJ, 24 May 2022 The offence carries a penalty of two to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to 500,000 baht ($14,854). Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The offence carries a penalty of two to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to 500,000 baht. Zinnia Lee, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

1 Aug 2022

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“Baht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baht. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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