B b


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ba, bah]
    • /bæ, bɑ/
    • /bɑː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ba, bah]
    • /bæ, bɑ/

Definitions of baa word

  • verb baa to make the cry of a sheep; bleat 3
  • noun baa the cry made by sheep 3
  • noun baa the main airports operator in the United Kingdom; until privatization in 1987, an abbreviation for British Airports Authority 3
  • noun baa the cry of a sheep or goat 3
  • intransitive verb baa to make this cry; bleat 3
  • verb without object baa to make the sound of a sheep; bleat. 1

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Origin of baa

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90; imitative

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Baa


baa popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

baa usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for baa

noun baa

  • blather — If someone is blathering on about something, they are talking for a long time about something that you consider boring or unimportant.
  • fuss — an excessive display of anxious attention or activity; needless or useless bustle: They made a fuss over the new baby.
  • gripe — Informal. to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble.
  • cry — When you cry, tears come from your eyes, usually because you are unhappy or hurt.
  • whine — to utter a low, usually nasal, complaining cry or sound, as from uneasiness, discontent, peevishness, etc.: The puppies were whining from hunger.

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