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US slang
: sweetheart, baby
If you're in a relationship, you've probably already begun frantically searching the web for the perfect gift for your bae, but don't fret—I have you covered.Amanda Fama


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bachelor of aeronautical engineering
bachelor of agricultural engineering
bachelor of architectural engineering
bachelor of art education
bachelor of arts in education

Examples of bae in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
If you’re all set to find your bae and aren’t afraid to travel to do so, here’s a list of some of the best destinations for Black women looking for love. Deanna Taylor, Essence, 4 June 2024 Also, having a seasonal bae can help ease the pain of feeling alone during pivotal consumeristic and family-centric holidays, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 30 Aug. 2023 Wood is sure to be in the stands (along with his mom of course) cheering her bae on. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 7 Sep. 2023 Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley got hitched with her bae Lauren Morelli in 2017. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 17 June 2022 Justin goes on vacation with his family and brings his own bae. Zoë Haylock, Vulture, 1 May 2023 So, make sure bae has the best products at his disposal for the most precious skin. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 10 June 2023 And yes, ladies, your favorite new British bae is well aware of—and grateful for—the immense amount of support he’s received from Black women throughout the course of his career thus far. Rachaell Davis, Essence, 17 Mar. 2022 Swap those gag gift undies with silly pictures of bae (not to mention those panties that need to be retired) for a classier panty set à la Mrs. Bieber. Seventeen, 30 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use


1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bae was in 1983

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Cite this Entry

“Bae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or BAE
barium enema
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