bae

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From babe or baby by shortening.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bae (plural baes)

  1. (slang) Darling (term of endearment).
    • 2013, "Jack", "Jack & Jill: On High School Relationships", The Torch (St. John's University), Volume 91, Issue 5, 28 August 2013, page 9:
      And if you actually want to see your bae – you know, like in person – You[sic] better set aside some of your refund check to pay for the $26 train ticket to a school that lingers outside of the tri-state area.
    • 2014, Laken Howard, "Pillow Talk: Let's talk about V-day", The Current (entertainment insert of The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern University), 13 February 2014, page 3:
      Your newsfeed gets clogged with statuses like “Happy Valentine’s Day to my bae! I’ve loved you so much ever since we first met three months, eight days, 11 hours and 27 minutes ago!”
    • 2014, "How Steamy Is Your PDA?", Seventeen, June/July 2014, page 98:
      A fresh pic of you and your bae on vacay together? Who wouldn't “like” that?!?
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:bae.
    Synonyms: babe, baby, darling, dear, love, sweetheart

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Bislama[edit]

Particle[edit]

bae

  1. Alternative form of bambae

Pijin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English by and by

Particle[edit]

bae

  1. Future tense marker

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /bɑɨ̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /bai̯/

Noun[edit]

bae m (plural baeau)

  1. bay

Verb[edit]

bae

  1. Alternative form of bai

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bae fae mae unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /pai˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: bae1
  • Hyphenation: bae

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *pajᴬ (to go). Cognate with Thai ไป (bpai), Northern Thai ᨻᩱ (pai), Khün ᨻᩱ (pai), Lao ໄປ (pai), ᦺᦔ (ṗay) and ᦺᦗ (pay), Tai Dam ꪼꪜ, Shan ပႆ (pai1).

Verb[edit]

bae (old orthography , Sawndip forms , , , , 𫨰, )

  1. to go
  2. to walk
  3. to operate; to run
  4. to spend; to use
  5. to remove; to get rid of
  6. to be lost (from one's possession)
  7. (of a liquid) to lose; to leak (gas)
  8. (of a firearm) to go off accidentally; to discharge accidentally
  9. to deviate
  10. (euphemistic) to pass away
Derived terms[edit]

Particle[edit]

bae (old orthography , Sawndip forms , , , , 𫨰, )

  1. Used after a verb to indicate removal of an object.

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Xenic, from Middle Chinese  (MC pʰei).

Verb[edit]

bae (old orthography , Sawndip forms )

  1. to criticize
  2. to judge; to critique
  3. to comment on; to correct
  4. to approve
  5. to plaster; to coat