baas

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See also: bas and bås

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch baas.

Noun[edit]

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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Noun[edit]

baas

  1. plural of baa

Verb[edit]

baas

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

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

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

Derived terms[edit]


Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish bajar.

Verb[edit]

báas

  1. diminish, lessen