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 baas word

  • noun baas a South African word for a boss: often used by Black or Coloured people addressing a White manager or overseer 3
  • noun baas master; sir 3
  • verb without object baas to make the sound of a sheep; bleat. 1
  • noun baas the bleating cry of a sheep. 1
  • noun baas (South Africa) An employer, a boss. Frequently as a form of address. 1
  • noun baas plural of baa. 0

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Origin of baas

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Baas


baas 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

baas usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for baas

noun baas

  • 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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