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

Definition of baht

: the basic monetary unit of Thailand — see Money Table

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Taxi fares can simply be rounded up (or have drivers keep the change), and porters will always appreciate tips in baht. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Right Way to Tip All Over the World," 22 May 2019 And economists expect the central bank to lift interest rates in the coming months, which has helped boost the baht. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Thailand, Patient Zero in Asia’s Financial Crisis, Enjoys a Much Better 2018," 21 Sep. 2018 The Thai baht—nowadays a freely floating currency rather than one with an unsustainable dollar peg—is up 0.6% for the year, according to FactSet. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Thailand, Patient Zero in Asia’s Financial Crisis, Enjoys a Much Better 2018," 21 Sep. 2018 In 1997, the collapse of the Thai baht set off a financial crisis throughout East Asia. Matt Phillips, The Seattle Times, "Why Turkey’s financial crisis matters beyond its borders," 14 Aug. 2018 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

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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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