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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
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 Featuring interviews with his victims, many of whom lost tens of thousands of dollars, The Tinder Swindler exposes the underbelly of app romance, and hopefully serves as a warning to anyone thinking of transferring their internet bae a ton of cash. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 30 Apr. 2022 Pour one out on the front curb of Tom Tom: DJ James Kennedy and his Bambi-eyed bae Raquel Leviss have called off their engagement. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near bae

Cite this Entry

“Bae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or BAE
barium enema
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