From Dutch jacht (“yacht”), a reduction of jachtschip (literally “chase ship”). The spelling Yacht became standard in German under English influence, though it has now become less common again. For more, see English yacht (also borrowed from Dutch).
- IPA(key): /jaxt/, [jaχt]
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- Homophone: Jagd (according to a regional pronunciation of this word)
Jacht f (genitive Jacht, plural Jachten)
- Jacht in Duden online