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n. pl. baas·es or baas·e (bäs′ə) South African & Offensive
1. A white person in a position of authority in relation to nonwhites, as an employer or owner of a business.
2. Used as a form of address for such a person.
[Afrikaans, from Dutch, master; see boss1.]
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a South African word for a boss: often used by Black or Coloured people addressing a White manager or overseer
[C17: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch baes master; see boss1]
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