Definition of Kuwait in US English:


proper noun

  • A country on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; population 3,900,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Arabic; capital, Kuwait City.

    With a history as a fishing and trading sheikhdom, Kuwait, since the 1930s, has become one of the world's leading oil producers. Iraqi claims on the area led to the 1990–91 occupation and resulting Gulf War