or Baʿath, Baʿth
- a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
Origin of Baath
From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance
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Examples from the Web for baath
No regime embodied the dysfunction of the Middle East like Saddam's Baath Party.Was the Iraq War Worth It?
March 20, 2013
The Baath in Iraq was the only government in the world, after the Nazis, to use poison gas on its own people.
But this did not prevent the Baath from thriving, in its day.
Most have experienced nothing other than the 48-year rule of the Baath Party.Syria's Media War
May 18, 2011
Word Origin and History for baath
pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper