baa

[ba, bah]
noun
  1. the bleating cry of a sheep.

Origin of baa

First recorded in 1580–90; imitative
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Related Words for baas

blather, fuss, gripe, cry, whine, bluster, blat, baa, maa

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British Dictionary definitions for baas

baas

noun
  1. 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

baa

verb baas, baaing or baaed
  1. (intr) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat
noun
  1. the cry made by sheep

BAA

noun
  1. 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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