See also: Bah, BAH, bāh, and Bah.

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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bah

  1. (sometimes humorous) Expressing contempt, disgust, or bad temper.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 301:
      "To the doctor's? Bah!" said the sorceress, and spat upon the floor.
    • 1992, April Kihlstrom, Dangerous Masquerade:
      Templeton looked over the assembled servants speculatively, then shrugged. "Bah!" he said. "They're of no use to me. Come, Andrew, a word with you upstairs."
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

bah (plural bahs)

  1. Alternative spelling of baa (the cry of a sheep or goat).
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      `There, cut his throat quick. Where is the saucer?' `The Goat! the Goat! the Goat! Give me the blood of my black goat! I must have it, don't you see I must have it? Oh! oh! oh! give me the blood of the goat.' At this moment a terrified bah! announced that the poor goat had been sacrificed, and the next minute a woman ran up with a saucer full of blood.

Etymology 3Edit

From Mandarin (ba).

PronunciationEdit

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ParticleEdit

bah

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɑ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bah

InterjectionEdit

bah

  1. An exclamation of disapproval, contempt or disgust: bah, yuck

FrenchEdit

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bah

  1. No.
    Bah, bah, bah !
    No, no, no!
  2. An exclamation to fill space, often used as an intensifier; well, err, um.
    Tu veux jouer aussi ? - Bah, ouais.
    Do you want to play too? - Well, yeah.

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  • (exclamation to fill space): ben

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GermanEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ba(h)/, /baː/, /ba.aː/

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bah

  1. an exclamation of disgust: yuck, etc.

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ItalianEdit

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bah

  1. Indicates astonishment, resignation and despise; usually used after noticing or hearing something you don't like or you don't know what to think about, to avoid commenting or giving an answer to a question.

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  • bah in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayic *baah, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *baah, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *baah, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq, from Proto-Austronesian *baSaq.

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NounEdit

bah (Jawi spelling به, plural bah-bah)

  1. flood (overflow of water)
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Etymology 2Edit

Shortened form of abah, from Proto-Malayic *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

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bah (Jawi spelling به)

  1. Alternative form of abah

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened form of babah, from baba, variant of bapa.

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NounEdit

bah (Jawi spelling به)

  1. Alternative form of bapa

Etymology 4Edit

Abbreviation of bahasa, from Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā, language).

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NounEdit

bah (Jawi spelling به)

  1. Abbreviation of bahasa.

Etymology 5Edit

Shortened form of bawah, from Proto-Malayic *babah, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *babah, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *babah, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *babaq, from Proto-Austronesian *babaq.

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PrepositionEdit

bah (Jawi spelling به)

  1. Alternative form of bawah

Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of bah – see (“meat; flesh”).
(This character, bah, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

SpanishEdit

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bah

  1. indicates disdain or unbelief

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bah

  1. bet

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