from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An employer, a boss. Frequently as a form of address.
  • n. Plural form of baa.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of baa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. South African term for `boss'


From Dutch baas. (Wiktionary)
Inflected forms. (Wiktionary)


  • The word boss comes from the Dutch word baas which literally means master.

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  • The word "boss" is derived from the Dutch baas, meaning

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  • The pamphlet said "the baboon is in office" and the "baas" (former provincial commissioner Chris Serfontein) had left.

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  • Some told stories of being asked to address young white police officers as "baas" (Afrikaans for ` boss ').

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  • The rest of the song has Mafokate pleading, tongue in cheek with the white "baas" (overlord) not to call him "kaffir" while the

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  • Mr Phosa said the "baas" mentality of the past no longer existed, and that if anyone called another a "kaffir", the aggrieved party should take the matter to court.

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  • Party, Mr Qunta said it showed the critical role that needed to be played by Azapo in urging blacks to be self-reliant and not regard the white man as the "baas" of the old days.

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  • Farmers 'insistence on being addressed as "baas" or "missus" was not conciliatory.

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  • He recalls, as typical suffering of his generation, the task of delivering a letter from his white "baas" (master) to another nearby white farmer.

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  • He insults every black police man and woman in this country by insinuating that they will not be able to do their work without the supervision of the white "baas".

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