or Baʿath, Baʿth
- a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
Origin of Baath
From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance
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Examples from the Web for baathism
The New Republic's latest issue includes a wonderful essay by Paul Berman recounting the utter insanity of Baathism.Baathism Can't Die Quickly Enough
September 20, 2012
Fundamentalist Sunni Islam was gaining ground fast in Mesopotamia in the 1990s as Baathism collapsed as an ideology.The Next Wave of Jihadists
Reuel Marc Gerecht
March 11, 2010
Word Origin and History for baathism
pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper