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to make the sound of a sheep; bleat.
the bleating cry of a sheep.
Bachelor of Applied Arts.
Contemporary Examples

baa is majority owned by the Spanish company Ferrovial, which has a record of negligence.
European Travel Breakdown Clive Irving December 19, 2010

We are here in full support of our close friends at the baa.
Running Community in Shock Over Boston Marathon Bombings Eliza Shapiro April 14, 2013

As a result, the baa became a prized, highly profitable business, much admired beyond the U.K.
The Secret Behind the Travel Mayhem Clive Irving December 20, 2010

Historical Examples

When he called “Nanny” it answered him instantly with a plaintive “baa!”
A Boy’s Town W. D. Howells

So they treat you like a fool, and you put up with it and baa after them!
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo

“baa,” said the sheep, as if beginning to think that somebody ought to answer all that calling.
The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories Various

The meaning and the form of poetry is to him as intelligent as the baa of a sheep is to you.
Roads of Destiny O. Henry

He was the baby, and they called him that because “baa” was the first thing he ever said.
Five Children and It E. Nesbit

About baa, Puzzole, and Naples, we have an opportunity of remarking the truth of these last words.
Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos William Hamilton

The long a, formerly aa in baa, but now ei in vein, was never shortened.
Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs

verb baas, baaing, baaed
(intransitive) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat
the cry made by sheep
the main airports operator in the United Kingdom; until privatization in 1987, an abbreviation for British Airports Authority

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.
Bachelor of Applied Arts


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