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From Dutch baas. Doublet of boss.
baas (plural baases)
- (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.'
- plural of baa
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of baa
From Dutch baas ("boss").
baas (plural [please provide])
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")).
- (key): /ba:s/
- Hyphenation: baas
- Rhymes: -a:s
baas m (plural bazen, diminutive baasje n, feminine bazin)
- boss, chief, superior
- employer, manager
- (Belgium) strong or tough guy
- (video games) boss
- (figuratively) crack, master, expert at something
- (figuratively) whopper, large one in its kind
- (diminutive: baasje) fellow, boy, especially a youngling or novice
- Afrikaans: baas
- -> English: boss
- -> Indonesian: bas ("boss")
- -> Sranan Tongo: basi
- -> West Frisian: baas
From Spanish bajar.
- diminish, lessen
- coffee dreg (left on a cup or kettle)
From Old French bas.
- Alternative form of bas
From Old French base.
- Alternative form of base