- to make the sound of a sheep; bleat.
- the bleating cry of a sheep.
Origin of baa
- Bachelor of Applied Arts.
Examples from the Web for baa
We are here in full support of our close friends at the BAA.Running Community in Shock Over Boston Marathon Bombings
April 15, 2013
As a result, the BAA became a prized, highly profitable business, much admired beyond the U.K.The Secret Behind the Travel Mayhem
December 21, 2010
BAA is majority owned by the Spanish company Ferrovial, which has a record of negligence.European Travel Breakdown
December 20, 2010
At last the third day also passed, and the fisherman had not even said baa.Roumanian Fairy Tales
When he called "Nanny" it answered him instantly with a plaintive "Baa!"A Boy's Town
W. D. Howells
So they treat you like a fool, and you put up with it and baa after them!Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
But outwardly he was hopelessly tame; outwardly—baa, baa, baa.Crome Yellow
I would like to baa at him again, but I dare not with all these foreign folk.By What Authority?
Robert Hugh Benson
- (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
Word Origin and History for baa
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.