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Bah! Christmas is too commercial.
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Bah \Bah\, interj. An exclamation expressive of extreme contempt.

Twenty-five years ago the vile ejaculation, Bah! was utterly unknown to the English public.
--De Quincey. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

exclamation of contempt, 1817, perhaps c.1600, probably from French bah, Old French ba, expressing surprise, scorn, dismay. Perhaps simply a natural exclamation in such situations; compare Greek babai!, an exclamation of surprise.


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Bah is a city in Agra District of Uttar Pradesh in India.

Bah (Assembly constituency)

Bah Assembly constituency is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is a part of the Agra district and one of the five assembly constituencies in the Fatehpur Sikri (Lok Sabha constituency). First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1952 after the "DPACO (1951)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1951. After the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order" was passed in 2008, the constituency was assigned identification number 94.

Usage examples of "bah".

I will introduce you to all my wise men and my statesmen, bah, and certainly to Casta and the Princess Hirga.

Cynthia Rhee stayed behind at the Bah Hai, and when Timothy Bell flew in to Canaveral for some hours on the simulators, she quietly moved in with him, for she needed some specific quotes on how it felt to be the only civilian amidst a group of gung-ho military pilots.

They cheered him then, but there was fear in their eyes when he sent them back to trim the sails and coax every inch of speed out of the ship in her flight towards the Bah El Mandeb.

Bah, is poileno - Jura said you scorn love, refiriendo itself to you to another tribe lanconiana.

He saw a couple of the menEstrada, Anselm, Overholserwith their bahs hugged to their chests.

He plotted his course to round the tip of the Great Horn and sail down the Gulf of Aden, through the narrows of the Bah El Mandeb and into the southern reaches of the Red Sea.

Easter season, the pagan crossed the narrows of the Bah El Mandeb with a mighty army, then drove northwards up the coast seizing all the ports and forts.

The Buh Bahs and the Ma Chos knew well that a woman's place was in a man's bed.

At the same time, over his childish countenance which was, at once so impudent and so serious, so giddy and so profound, so gay and so heart-breaking, passed all those grimaces of an old man which signify: Ah bah!