- to make the sound of a sheep; bleat.
- 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
"Oh, if I could only find a way to get over into your yard," baaed Billy to Nannie.
I have baaed my head nearly off calling to you and Button to come to my rescue, but not a sound could I hear.
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.Money
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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.Oswald Bastable and Others
- (intr) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat
- the cry made by sheep
- 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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