baa

[ ba, bah ]
/ bæ, bɑ /
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verb (used without object), baaed, baa·ing.

to make the sound of a sheep; bleat.

noun

the bleating cry of a sheep.

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Origin of baa

First recorded in 1580–90; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for baas (1 of 3)

baas

/ (bɑːs) /

noun

a South African word for a boss: often used by Black or Coloured people addressing a White manager or overseer

Word Origin for baas

C17: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch baes master; see boss 1

British Dictionary definitions for baas (2 of 3)

baa

/ (bɑː) /

verb baas, baaing or baaed

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

noun

the cry made by sheep

British Dictionary definitions for baas (3 of 3)

BAA


noun

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 baas

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.

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