bae

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From babe or baby by shortening. Notably, it is sometimes incorrectly linked to the unrelated Danish word (poop). Sometimes claimed to derive from “Before Anyone Else”, a possible backronym.

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 quotations using this term, see Citations:bae.
    Synonyms: babe, baby, darling, dear, love, sweetheart, loved one, significant other, special someone
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Korean (bae).

Noun[edit]

bae (plural baes)

  1. Asian pear.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French bay, combined with aphesized form of abay; verbal form Old French baier, abaier.

Verb[edit]

bae (third-person singular simple present baes, present participle -ing, simple past and past participle -ed)

  1. (intransitive) To make the sound of a wild animal, to bay.

Anagrams[edit]


Bislama[edit]

Particle[edit]

bae

  1. Alternative form of bambae

Marshallese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pˠɑːɛ], (enunciated) [pˠɑ ɛ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pˠæɰjɛj/
  • Bender phonemes: {bahyey}

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bae

  1. (Ratak) bamboo

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English pie, from Middle English pye, pie, probably from Latin pīca (magpie, jay) (from the idea of the many ingredients put into pies likened to the tendency of magpies to bring a variety of objects back to their nests).

Noun[edit]

bae

  1. a pie

References[edit]


Pijin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English by and by

Particle[edit]

bae

  1. Future tense marker

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

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 (pǎy), Aiton ပႝ, Bouyei bail.

Verb[edit]

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

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Chinese (MC pʰei).

Verb[edit]

bae (old orthography bəi)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Cantonese (pai1, “to plaster”).

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Verb[edit]

bae (old orthography bəi)

  1. to plaster; to coat