(an exclamation of contempt or annoyance):
Scientists often say, “bah humbug, this cannot work,” which only means that it cannot work with existing technology.
Is Paris Hilton Killing Science? Nash Landesman April 14, 2009
Republicans had their chance and all they could say was “bah Humbug.”
Obama’s Game-Changing Win Eric Alterman December 23, 2009
an expression of contempt or disgust
exclamation of contempt, 1817, perhaps c.1600, probably from French bah, Old French ba, expressing surprise, scorn, dismay. Perhaps simply a natural exclamation in such situations; cf. Greek babai!, an exclamation of surprise.
a sheikdom in the Persian Gulf, consisting of a group of islands: formerly a British protectorate; declared independent 1971. 232 sq. mi. (601 sq. km). Capital: Manama. the largest island in this group: oil fields. 213 sq. mi. (552 sq. km). Contemporary Examples They just say beat up on the Saudis about Bahrain and completely […]
Husayn ʿAlī Mīrzā.
a religion founded in Iran in 1863 by Husayn ʿAlī (called Bahaullah), teaching the essential worth of all religions, the unity of all peoples, and the equality of the sexes. an adherent of Bahaʾi. of or relating to Bahaʾi or Bahaʾis. 1889, mystical, tolerant Iranian religion founded by a Mirza Ali Mohammed ibn Radhik, Shiraz […]
the religion of Bahaʾi. Historical Examples Any claim that bahaism teaches and establishes equal rights for man and woman is vain and groundless boasting. Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson But it is evident that bahaism is inconsistent with Christianity, as indeed with Islam. Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson Would they possibly […]