[ ba, bah ]
/ bæ, bɑ /

verb (used without object), baaed, baa·ing.

to make the sound of a sheep; bleat.


the bleating cry of a sheep.

Origin of baa

First recorded in 1580–90; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for baaed (1 of 2)


/ (bɑː) /

verb baas, baaing or baaed

(intr) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat


the cry made by sheep

British Dictionary definitions for baaed (2 of 2)



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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