Baathism

noun
Baath·​ism | \ ˈbä-thi-zəm How to pronounce Baathism (audio) \
variants: or Ba'athism

Definition of Baathism

: the principles and policies of the Baath political party of Iraq and Syria characterized especially by promotion of pan-Arab socialism

Other Words from Baathism

Baathist or Ba'athist \ ˈbä-​thist How to pronounce Ba'athist (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Baathism

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baathism

Baath (Party) (partial translation of Arabic ḥizb al-baʽath, literally, Renaissance Party) + -ism

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“Baathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baathism. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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