Baath·​ism ˈbä-thi-zəm How to pronounce Baathism (audio)
variants or Ba'athism
: the principles and policies of the Baath political party of Iraq and Syria characterized especially by promotion of pan-Arab socialism
Baathist noun or adjective
or Ba'athist

Word History


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

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baathism was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Baathism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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