baas

noun
\ ˈbäs How to pronounce baas (audio) \

Definition of baas

South Africa
: boss, master used especially by nonwhites when speaking to or about Europeans in positions of authority

First Known Use of baas

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baas

Afrikaans, from Dutch

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