Definition of "baas" [baas]

  • A South African word for a boss: often used by Black or Coloured people addressing a White manager or overseer (noun)
  • An employer, a boss. Frequently as a form of address. (noun)

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  • Plural form of baa. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of baa. (verb)

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Use "baas" in a sentence
  • "The word boss comes from the Dutch word baas which literally means master."
  • "The word "boss" is derived from the Dutch baas, meaning"
  • "The pamphlet said "the baboon is in office" and the "baas" (former provincial commissioner Chris Serfontein) had left."