Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
  2. (verb, motion) travel in a yacht

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Synonyms of Yacht

racing yacht

Alternate forms of Yacht

Derivations: yacht, yachting

Hypernyms: boat, vessel, watercraft

Origin of the word Yacht

  1. 1557, yeaghe "a light, fast-sailing ship," probably from Norw. jaght, from M.L.G. jacht, shortened form of jachtschip "fast pirate ship," lit. "ship for chasing," from jacht "chase," from jagen "to chase, hunt," from O.H.G. jagon, from P.Gmc. *jagojanan. more

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Words that sound like Yacht

yakut, yeast, yeasty, you said it

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