bangkok

noun
bang·​kok | \ ˈbaŋ-ˌkäk How to pronounce bangkok (audio) , baŋ-ˈkäk \

Definition of bangkok

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a hat woven of fine palm fiber in the Philippines

Bangkok

geographical name
Bang·​kok | \ ˈbaŋ-ˌkäk How to pronounce Bangkok (audio) , baŋ-ˈkäk \
variants: or Thai Krung Thep \ ˈkru̇ŋ-​ˈtep How to pronounce Krung Thep (audio) \

Definition of Bangkok (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on the Chao Phraya about 25 miles (40 kilometers) above its mouth; capital of Thailand population 6,160,498

First Known Use of bangkok

Noun

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bangkok

Noun

earlier bangkok, a fine straw, from Bangkok, Thailand

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The first known use of bangkok was in 1906

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“Bangkok.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bangkoks. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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