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baas

 (bäs)
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.]
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baas

(bɑːs)
n
(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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Noun1.baas - South African term for `boss'baas - South African term for `boss'  
boss, foreman, honcho, chief, gaffer - a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
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baas

noun master, boss (informal), chief, ruler, commander, head, overlord, overseer The word 'baas' is now regarded as an expression of servility
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