What does baa mean?

baa meaning in General Dictionary

To cry baa or bleat as a sheep

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  • The cry or bleating of a sheep a bleat
  • the cry made by sheep
  • cry plaintively
  • To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.
  • The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.

baa meaning in Etymology Dictionary

imitative noise of a sheep, attested from 1580s, but most likely older, as baa is recorded before this a name for a child's toy sheep. Compare Latin bee "sound produced by a sheep" (Varro), balare "to bleat;" Greek blekhe "a bleating;" Catalan be "a sheep."


baa meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.

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  • (n.) The weep or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.