baa

baa

[ba, bah]

Origin:
1580–90; imitative

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B.A.A.

Bachelor of Applied Arts.
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baa (bɑː)
 
vb , baas, baaing, baaed
1.  (intr) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat
 
n
2.  the cry made by sheep

BAA
 
n
the main airports operator in the United Kingdom; until privatization in 1987, an abbreviation for British Airports Authority

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baa
imitative sound of a sheep, attested from 1580s, but probably older as baa is recorded before this a name for a child's toy sheep.
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BAA
Bachelor of Applied Arts
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