What Does BDE Mean?

BDE means "Big Dick Energy". It is often described as "confidence without cockiness". Despite the name, the term has nothing to do with physical endowment. The concept of "Big Dick Energy" became viral in 2018 after pop singer, Ariana Grande, tweeted about how well-endowed her fiancé, Pete Davidson, is.

Since her tweet, people started to talk about how Pete had an understated confidence and that (despite the rumors of his manhood) he exudes "Big Dick Energy".
This tweet with the term "BDE" (or Big Dick Energy) became viral:

Throughout history, having a large penis has been a symbol of power and masculinity. The term BDE trascends this idea. Someone with this energy has a relaxed confidence in themselves. They’re not shy or quiet, but they’re not arrogant either.

The celebrities most descibed as having BDE are:
  • Rihanna
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Idris Elba
  • Serena Williams
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Robert Downey Jr
"Big Dick Energy" can be likened to "Dragon Energy" (a term made famous by Kanye West). It is more about the vibe someone has - not just physical size or power.

Since BDE became viral, the terms "MDE" (Mediocre Dick Energy) and "LDE" (Little Dick Energy) are also gaining popularity.

Summary of Key Points

"Big Dick Energy" is the most common definition for BDE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Big Dick Energy
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for BDE

When I write BDE, I mean this:

meaning of BDE
[Someone with BDE has a relaxed confidence in themselves.]


Examples of BDE in Sentences

Here are examples of BDE being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Rihanna is so fierce.
  • Person B: She's got some serious BDE.
  • Person A: Do you think I've got BDE?
  • Person B: Here's the short answer: No.
  • Person A: What's the long answer?
  • Person B: Nooooooooooooooooooo.

An Academic Look at BDE

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Dee Eee"), BDE is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of BDE Used in a Text


See Also

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