What Does BEAR Mean?

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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Summary of Key Points

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