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[baht] /bɑt/
noun, plural bahts, baht.
a paper money and monetary unit of Thailand, equal to 100 satangs.
Origin of baht
1820-30; < Thai bà:t, earlier, a measure of weight, ultimately < Pali pāda foot Unabridged
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  • But even before the baht tumbled, its enthusiasm was fading, and the plans have been shelved.
  • The baht might not appreciate in stunning fashion, but it almost certainly won't fall against the dollar.
  • They argue that they would still be solvent if the government had stuck to its promise to preserve the value of the baht.
  • Once this became obvious to market participants, subsequent downward pressure on the baht and the won intensified substantially.
British Dictionary definitions for baht


noun (pl) bahts, baht
the standard monetary unit of Thailand, divided into 100 satang
Word Origin
from Thai bāt
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