What does 'bae' mean? and is it a bad word? I think most people use this word, 'bae', as someone's boyfriend or girlfriend. (I'm just guessing.) Recently, I saw people using this word on certain websites or comment sections. However, I also found that some people were upset and felt uncomfortable about using this word and someone who uses this word. (ex1 : Would upvote if you didn't use 'bae') (ex2 : I don't know what's worse... The use of the word bae or the emojis) (ex3 : If you use the word bae you're either retarded or you're really really retarded) As a non-native English speaker, I don't even have a clue what does this word actually mean. Is 'bae' a bad word? and where did it came from?? At first, I thought it was simply a shortened version of 'babe' or something. But if that's true, I don't see any reason to call it a bad word. Or, maybe, is it a bad word in certain languages? Please answer me If you have any idea of it. Thank you so much and have a nice day. ^^
Apr 22, 2016 12:32 PM
Answers · 10
BAE is a slang word used by young people. It supposedly means 'before anyone else' so it was used to describe a girlfriend or boyfriend. Many people are using it to describe things they love such as food but they are using it wrong
April 22, 2016
No, it's not a bad word, but it is currently a trendy piece of slang. The complaints about it mean that "bae" is used far too much, or people just use the word to seem fashionable. It's simply annoying. I'm pretty sure that "bae" will die out pretty soon, like most trendy slang. As for the actual meaning, your understanding is correct.
April 22, 2016
The above posts are correct that it is used by younger (teenaged) people in the US as slang for a term of endearment, however it is also my understanding that "bae" is also used in Danish for "poop" or a bowel movement. I would assume they are using it in the american slang version, because they do not know the Danish version...and perhaps if they did it would stop being used. :)
April 22, 2016
I also found that some people uses this word referring to, 'Bacon and Eggs." But... well... I was just saying...
April 23, 2016
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