What Does BATE Mean? (Using BATE Online)

BATE means "Obvious." The word Bate is used in text-based conversations with the meaning "Obvious." BATE is typically seen as part of a very short response to a statement or question that does need or deserve a more detailed response.

Summary of Key Points

"Obvious" is the most common definition for BATE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write BATE, I mean this:

meaning of BATE
BATE is obviously a no-brainer.


Examples of BATE in Sentences

Here are examples of BATE being used in conversations:
  • Tony: We lost again!
  • Jordan: That's BATE, mate.
  • Tony: She really fancies you.
  • Jordan: That's BATE. Who doesn't?

An Academic Look at BATE

BATE is an adverb that typically modifies the verb "to be" in the third person singular ( i.e., "is"). The person and verb are usually stated. For example:
  • Tony: You look great in that suit.
  • Jordan: That's BATE, mate. I look great in anything.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Obvious" or "Of course" instead of using BATE.

Example of BATE Used in a Text


See Also

BAIT (obvious or axiomatic) DERR (really? you don't say) DOI (really? you don't say) DUH (really? you don't say ) DUR (really? you don't say) IKH (i know, huh) LDO (like duh, obviously) MOPO (master of the painfully obvious)