bangkok

noun

bang·​kok ˈbaŋ-ˌkäk How to pronounce bangkok (audio)
baŋ-ˈkäk
: a hat woven of fine palm fiber in the Philippines

Word History

Etymology

earlier bangkok, a fine straw, from Bangkok, Thailand

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bangkok was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Bangkok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bangkok. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Geographical Definition

Bangkok

geographical name

Bang·​kok ˈbaŋ-ˌkäk How to pronounce Bangkok (audio)
baŋ-ˈkäk
variants or Thai Krung Thep
city and port on the Chao Phraya about 25 miles (40 kilometers) above its mouth; capital of Thailand population 6,160,498

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