baht

noun

plural baht also bahts
: the basic monetary unit of Thailand see Money Table

Examples of baht in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tapping into agritech is part of a forward-looking strategy for the 44-year-old petrochemicals company, which has a market capitalization of almost 1 trillion baht ($28 billion). Catherine Wang, Forbes, 27 Nov. 2023 Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Thailand’s central bank raised its policy rate to the highest in nearly a decade in a bid to mitigate the risks of stronger inflation due to the government’s stimulus plans and the baht’s recent weakening. Kosaku Narioka, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2023 The 400 baht service fee Jay Mart received on every phone financed by Aeon earned the company 700 million baht over seven years. Naazneen Karmali, Forbes, 6 July 2022 The offense carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a fine of 10,000 baht ($280). Patrick Smith, NBC News, 5 Sep. 2023 According to the Bangkok Post, the company posted revenue of 34.9 billion baht ($999 million) last year. Helen Regan, CNN, 23 Aug. 2023 During campaigning, Pheu Thai pledged to give 10,000 baht (about $300) in a digital wallet to every citizen over the age of 16. Helen Regan, CNN, 22 Aug. 2023 The basic version with three patties costs 339 baht ($9.79), according to a Facebook post from the official Burger King Thailand account announcing the latest, silly menu item. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 24 July 2023 When Lin Hui, a celebrity panda at a Thai zoo died in April, the zoo’s director said that Thailand would have to fork out 15 million baht ($430,000) in insurance payout to China. Time, 13 July 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Thai bàad

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baht was in 1840

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“Baht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baht. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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