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Meaning of BAE

What Does BAE Mean?

BAE has more than one meaning. Most commonly, BAE means "baby" or "sweetie". It is used as a term of endearment, most often referring to a boyfriend or girlfriend. Through common usage, BAE has evolved and may now also positively describe any person or item (e.g., your home-made BBQ sauce is BAE).

BAE is also sometimes used to mean "Before Anyone Else". The acronym is typically used when referring to a girlfriend or boyfriend as a show of loyalty or love (as it makes them feel like they are a priority and "Before Anyone Else".)
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Definition for BAE

BAE means "Baby". This is the most common meaning for BAE on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. Here is some more information about BAE:

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Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write BAE, I mean this:

meaning of BAE
You could describe your boyfriend or girlfriend as BAE.

Examples of BAE in Sentences

Here are examples of BAE being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Hey, BAE, how did you sleep?
  • Person B: Perfectly.
  • Person A: Are you still with your GF?
  • Person B: Yes, and she's BAE.

An Academic Look at BAE

If we look at BAE (Before Anyone Else) BAE is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

BAE can also be considered a contraction of BABE. Contractions, like BAE, use some of the letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "babe" or "darling" instead of BAE.

A Text with BAE

Using BAE on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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