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An onomatopoeic reference to the drum sound effect heard after a punchline has been told (called a percussive sting). "ba dum" is the sound of the snare drum and "tss" the cymbal.

It is often used in a sarcastic manner after a cliched or bad joke has been told.
John: "My essay on the cold war has to be finished tomorrow, I'm really Russian to finish... sarcastically ba dum tss"
by John1001 June 08, 2015
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Ba dum tss είναι ο ήχος των drums!
Για να καταλάβετε καλύτερα πατήστε στο YouTube ''Ba Dum Tss'' και θα σας εμφανιστεί !
by yolooooswag February 11, 2014
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