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bah

[bah, ba] /bɑ, bæ/
interjection
1.
(an exclamation of contempt or annoyance):
Bah! Humbug!
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British Dictionary definitions for bah

bah

/bɑː; /
interjection
1.
an expression of contempt or disgust
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Word Origin and History for bah
bah
exclamation of contempt, 1817, perhaps c.1600, probably from Fr. bah, O.Fr. ba, expressing surprise, scorn, dismay. Perhaps simply a natural exclamation in such situations; cf. Gk. babai!, an exclamation of surprise.
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