à bas

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See also: abas, Abas, and abás

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French à bas (literally to the bottom).[1]

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Interjection[edit]

à bas

  1. Down with. [First attested in 1897.]
    À bas the captain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 2

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From à (to) + bas (bottom). Compare with Spanish abajo, also used in sense “down with”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à bas

  1. down, downwards
  2. (figuratively) down with, away with
    À bas le tyran!
    Down with the tyrant!

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Norman[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à bas

  1. (Jersey) downstairs

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