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 The suspects in the case include minor participants who each allegedly received 2,000-3,000 baht ($65-97) for allowing the ring to use their bank accounts. Washington Post, "Thai police say they have busted major money-laundering ring," 25 June 2020 The country’s benchmark SET Index rose 0.4%, while the baht was up 0.1% against the dollar as of 10:14 a.m. in Bangkok. Suttinee Yuvejwattana, Bloomberg.com, "Thailand’s Economy Forecast to Contract as Much as 6%," 19 May 2020 At issue was Future Forward’s acceptance of a 191m baht ($6.1m) loan from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, an auto-parts billionaire who leads the party, ahead of last year’s parliamentary election. The Economist, "Thailand’s courts ban the country’s third-biggest political party," 21 Feb. 2020 At issue was Future Forward’s acceptance of a loan of 191m baht ($6.1m) from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a car-parts billionaire who leads the party, ahead of last year’s parliamentary election. The Economist, "Thailand’s courts ban the country’s third-biggest political party," 27 Feb. 2020 Exports are limp because of the trade war between America and China and the strength of the baht, the local currency. The Economist, "A fall in the number of Chinese tourists breeds unease in Thailand," 29 Aug. 2019 Last year, the Thai baht was Asia’s strongest currency. David Meyer, Fortune, "No time for optimism," 7 Feb. 2020 In fact the two that have strengthened the most against the dollar over this period—Thailand’s baht and Israel’s shekel—have done so consistently. The Economist, "For 15 years two currencies have outperformed all others," 8 Dec. 2019 The Thai baht fell as much as 1.8% overnight, its biggest drop since 2007, amid speculation the Bank of Thailand could be intervening to curb the currency’s strength. Fortune, "Stocks Rally on First Day of Trading in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020

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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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7 Jul 2020

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“Baht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baht. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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