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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waht]
    • /wɑt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waht]
    • /wɑt/

Definitions of wat word

  • noun wat a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia. 1
  • noun wat (in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos) a Buddhist monastery or temple. 1
  • noun wat a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple 0
  • noun wat a Buddhist monastic center in Thailand, Laos, or Cambodia 0

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Origin of wat

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure

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Parts of speech for Wat


wat popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wat usage trend in Literature

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