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Meaning of BAE


What Does BAE Mean?

BAE means "Baby" and "Before Anyone Else".

Baby. The abbreviation BAE is used with the meaning "Baby". As such, it was most often used as a term of endearment, to refer to a boyfriend or girlfriend. However, the use of BAE in this context has evolved and it may now also be used to describe any person or item (e.g., even a BBQ sauce can be referred to as BAE).

Before Anyone Else. BAE is also used to mean "Before Anyone Else", as in "First". For example:
  • I knew about Tim & Stef BAE.
  • She always comes to me for advice, BAE.
Summary of Key Points

First 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:

BAE
Definition:Baby
Type:Word
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for BAE

BAE also means "Before Anyone Else". 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:

BAE
Definition:Before Anyone Else
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for BAE
When I write BAE, I mean this:

meaning of BAE
Together for ever, baby.
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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.
  • (Here BAE means "Baby".)
  • Person A: Did you hear that she has been cheating on Jo?
  • Person B: I knew BAE.
  • (Here BAE means "Before Anyone Else".)

An Academic Look at BAE

When used with the meaning "Before Anyone Else", BAE is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Ay EE). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation BAE is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "Babe" or "Darling" instead of using BAE to mean "Baby".

A Text with BAE

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

 
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