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BEAR

What Does BEAR Mean in a Text?

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BEAR means "Large Hairy Man."

The word bear is used as slang for a large (i.e., overweight or muscular) hairy man.

In the gay community, BEAR is used to refer to large, hairy gay men. (In this context, an OTTER is a slimmer and (usually) younger version of a BEAR.)

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When I write BEAR, I mean this:

meaning of BEAR

"Large Hairy Man"

Summary of Key Points

"Large Hairy Man" is the most common definition for BEAR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
BEAR
Definition:Large Hairy Man
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at BEAR

BEAR is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of BEAR Used in a Text

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