a South African word for a boss: often used by Black or Coloured people addressing a White manager or overseer
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How to use baas in a sentence
One baas was bigger than the other, and on his chest and on his body were pictures of birds, and beasts, and strange things.
We knew then that his medicine was bad medicine, otherwise the white baas without the pictures could not have killed him.
So we were wroth and made to slay the other baas, but he shot us down with a fire stick and returned to his own country in haste.
They are just as much a manufactured article as the little woolly "baa-baas" in the baby's Noah's Ark.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
Some already had them in hand, but delayed opening fire, a word from baas Rynwald restraining them.The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid