Baas
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Baas
See also: bas and bås

English

Etymology 1

From Dutch baas. Doublet of boss.

Noun

baas (plural baases)

  1. (South Africa) An employer, a boss. Frequently as a form of address.
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 40:
      'That's not what I'm complaining about, Baas,' said Gordon.
    • 1932, George Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God, Hesperus Press Limited 1961, p. 11:
      'Excuse me, baas,' she said, 'you have knowing eyes.'

Etymology 2

Inflected forms.

Noun

baas

  1. plural of baa

Verb

baas

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of baa

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch baas ("boss").

Pronunciation

Noun

baas (plural [please provide])

  1. boss

References


Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch baes ("master of a household, friend"), from Old Dutch *baso ("uncle, kinsman"), from Proto-Germanic *baswô. Cognates include Middle Low German b?s ("supervisor, foreman"), Old Frisian bas ("master"); possibly also Old High German basa ("father's sister, cousin"; > German Base ("aunt, cousin")).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ba:s/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: baas
  • Rhymes: -a:s

Noun

baas m (plural bazen, diminutive baasje n, feminine bazin)

  1. boss, chief, superior
  2. employer, manager
  3. (Belgium) strong or tough guy
  4. (video games) boss
  5. (figuratively) crack, master, expert at something
  6. (figuratively) whopper, large one in its kind
  7. (diminutive: baasje) fellow, boy, especially a youngling or novice

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: baas
  • -> English: boss
  • -> Indonesian: bas ("boss")
  • -> Sranan Tongo: basi
  • -> West Frisian: baas

Hiligaynon

Etymology

From Spanish bajar.

Verb

báas

  1. diminish, lessen

Karao

Noun

baas

  1. coffee dreg (left on a cup or kettle)

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French bas.

Adjective

baas

  1. Alternative form of bas

Etymology 2

From Old French base.

Noun

baas

  1. Alternative form of base

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