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 for baz
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  baz
   /baz/, n.
  
      1. [common] The third metasyntactic variable ?Suppose we have three
      functions: FOO, BAR, and BAZ. FOO calls BAR, which calls BAZ....? (See also
      fum)
  
      2. interj. A term of mild annoyance. In this usage the term is often drawn
      out for 2 or 3 seconds, producing an effect not unlike the bleating of a
      sheep; /baaaaaaz/.
  
      3. Occasionally appended to foo to produce ?foobaz?.
  
      Earlier versions of this lexicon derived baz as a Stanford corruption of {
      bar. However, Pete Samson (compiler of the TMRC lexicon) reports it was
      already current when he joined TMRC in 1958. He says ?It came from Pogo.
      Albert the Alligator, when vexed or outraged, would shout ?Bazz Fazz!? or ?
      Rowrbazzle!? The club layout was said to model the (mythical) New England
      counties of Rowrfolk and Bassex (Rowrbazzle mingled with (Norfolk/Suffolk/
      Middlesex/Essex).?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  baz
  
     /baz/ The third metasyntactic variable "Suppose we have
     three functions: FOO, BAR, and BAZ.  FOO calls BAR, which
     calls BAZ..." (See also fum).  Occasionally appended to
     foo to produce "foobaz".
  
     Early versions of the Hacker Jargon dictionary derived "baz"
     as a Stanford corruption of bar.  However, Pete Samson
     (compiler of the TMRC lexicon) reports it was already
     current when he joined TMRC in 1958.  He says "It came from
     "Pogo".  Albert the Alligator, when vexed or outraged, would
     shout "Bazz Fazz!" or "Rowrbazzle!"  The club layout was said
     to model the (mythical) New England counties of Rowrfolk and
     Bassex (Rowrbazzle mingled with Norfolk/Suffolk/Middlesex/
     Essex)."
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2008-06-30)
  

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