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[ba, bah]
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verb (used without object), baaed, baa·ing.
  1. to make the sound of a sheep; bleat.
  1. the bleating cry of a sheep.

Origin of baa

First recorded in 1580–90; imitative
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Examples from the Web for baaed

Historical Examples

  • "Oh, if I could only find a way to get over into your yard," baaed Billy to Nannie.

    Billy Whiskers' Adventures

    Frances Trego Montgomery

  • I have baaed my head nearly off calling to you and Button to come to my rescue, but not a sound could I hear.

    Billy Whiskers' Adventures

    Frances Trego Montgomery

  • The Count d'Albanie's claim to Royal descent has been shown to be baaed on a myth.

  • The percentage of monetary increase to be provided for that year should therefore be baaed on the increased number.


    John P. Jones

  • She wished for a pet lamb, but it baaed so loudly that she was almost discovered by the farmer, so that had to go too.

British Dictionary definitions for baaed


verb baas, baaing or baaed
  1. (intr) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat
  1. the cry made by sheep


  1. the main airports operator in the United Kingdom; until privatization in 1987, an abbreviation for British Airports Authority
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Word Origin and History for baaed


imitative sound of a sheep, attested from 1580s, but probably older, as baa is recorded before this a name for a child's toy sheep.

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