\ˈbät \
plural baht also bahts

Definition of baht 

: the basic monetary unit of Thailand — see Money Table

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Mr Newin said the region needed at least 10bn baht in government investment; Mr Prayuth duly promised to improve local infrastructure. The Economist, "Thailand’s ruling junta is preparing to hold an election—and to win it," 17 May 2018 In late afternoon New York trading, the dollar was recently up 0.8% against the Korean won, while also notching gains against the Thai baht and other currencies. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Dollar Rises as Threat of Trade War Intensifies," 19 June 2018 The baht has gained more than 11 percent in the past 12 months, among the best performers in Asia., "Thailand Holds Rate With Inflation Forecast to Reach Target," 14 Feb. 2018 Currencies vulnerable to a yuan devaluation include the South Korean won, Singapore dollar and Thai baht, as well as those of other export-dependent Asian nations, analysts said. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, "Sharp Drops in Currencies Hint at Spreading Volatility," 15 Apr. 2018 Thailand might be worried about America’s response to further monetary easing, which would help reverse the baht’s recent strength. The Economist, "The next Japan is not China but Thailand," 5 Apr. 2018 Foreigners found working without a work permit can face fines of up to 100,000 baht ($3,200) and imprisonment for up to five years. Washington Post, "Russian sex guru and followers make Thai court appearance," 17 Apr. 2018 In the aftermath, inflation approached 10% and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) struggled to restore confidence in the baht. The Economist, "The next Japan is not China but Thailand," 5 Apr. 2018 The Thai baht, Malaysian ringgit and South African rand have all gained roughly 4% against the dollar in 2018. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "As Fed Raises Interest Rates, Emerging Markets Aren’t Following Suit," 22 Mar. 2018

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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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