bae

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See also: BAE, BAe, and Bae

English

Etymology

From babe or baby by shortening.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Related terms

Anagrams


Bislama

Particle

bae

  1. Alternative form of bambae

Pijin

Etymology

English by and by

Particle

bae

  1. Future tense marker

Welsh

Pronunciation

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

Noun

bae m (plural baeau)

  1. bay

Verb

bae

  1. Alternative form of bai

Mutation

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.