Y y


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [yot]
    • /yɒt/
    • /jɒt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yot]
    • /yɒt/

Definitions of yacht word

  • noun yacht a vessel used for private cruising, racing, or other noncommercial purposes. 1
  • verb without object yacht to sail, voyage, or race in a yacht. 1
  • noun yacht A medium-sized sailboat equipped for cruising or racing. 1
  • noun yacht racing boat 1
  • noun yacht large boat 1
  • countable noun yacht A yacht is a large boat with sails or a motor, used for racing or pleasure trips. 0

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Origin of yacht

First appearance:

before 1550
One of the 31% oldest English words
1550-60; < early Dutch jaght, short for jaghtschip hunting ship, equivalent to Dutch jacht hunt (derivative of jagen to hunt) + schip ship1

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Parts of speech for Yacht


yacht popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% 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".

Synonyms for yacht

noun yacht

  • racer — a person, animal, or thing that races or takes part in a race, as a racehorse, bicycle, yacht, etc.
  • sailboat — a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.
  • sloop — a single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel, with or without a bowsprit, having a jib-headed or gaff mainsail, the latter sometimes with a gaff topsail, and one or more headsails. Compare cutter (def 3), knockabout (def 1).
  • cruiser — A cruiser is a motor boat which has an area for people to live or sleep in.
  • ketch — a sailing vessel rigged fore and aft on two masts, the larger, forward one being the mainmast and the after one, stepped forward of the rudderpost, being the mizzen or jigger.

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