- flourished late 4th century b.c., Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I.
- Also called Thai·land·er [tahy-lan-der, -luh n-] /ˈtaɪˌlæn dər, -lən-/. a native or descendant of a native of Thailand.
- the language of Thailand, a member of the Tai group of languages.
- of or relating to Thailand, its people, or their language; Siamese.
Examples from the Web for thais
Thais sprang into action—or, perhaps one should say, inaction.Thailand’s 19th Nervous Breakdown
May 22, 2014
While some polling shows a majority of ordinary Thais approve of martial law, the political class is roiled with suspicion.Thailand’s Non-Coup Coup
May 21, 2014
Verapat says Thais should come out and vote in force Sunday.Thai Election Not Likely To Resolve Protests
February 1, 2014
According to Mackay's research, Thais—the world's quickest—do it for 10.Fat Men Last Longer in Bed
September 10, 2010
Westerners may have grown accustomed to lurid tales of European royals, but not so the Thais.The Playboy Prince of Thailand
Lewis M. Simons
May 19, 2010
Thais was the mistress of Alexander and gave heirs to the throne.The Sexual Question
Paphnutius and Thais left the city by the Gate of the Moon, and followed the coast.
Lo, all the countless souls of the sins of Thais come upon me!
Thais, I love you, although it is unseemly in me to love a woman.
And it was because the breath of Thais was on them that all they said was love, beauty, truth.
- 4th-century bc Athenian courtesan; mistress of Alexander the Great
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Thailand, its people, or their language
- plural Thais or Thai a native or inhabitant of Thailand
- the language of Thailand, sometimes classified as belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family
Word Origin and History for thais
1808, native name, from Tai, literally "free." Thai stick "Asian marijuana cigarette" is attested by 1976.