EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From babe or baby by shortening. Notably, it is sometimes incorrectly linked to the unrelated Danish word (poop). Sometimes claimed to derive from “Before Anyone Else”, a possible backronym.

NounEdit

bae (plural baes)

  1. (slang) Darling (term of endearment).
    • 2013, "Jack", "Jack & Jill: On High School Relationships", The Torch (St. John's University), Volume 91, Issue 5, 28 August 2013, page 9:
      And if you actually want to see your bae – you know, like in person – You[sic] better set aside some of your refund check to pay for the $26 train ticket to a school that lingers outside of the tri-state area.
    • 2014, Laken Howard, "Pillow Talk: Let's talk about V-day", The Current (entertainment insert of The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern University), 13 February 2014, page 3:
      Your newsfeed gets clogged with statuses like “Happy Valentine’s Day to my bae! I’ve loved you so much ever since we first met three months, eight days, 11 hours and 27 minutes ago!”
    • 2014, "How Steamy Is Your PDA?", Seventeen, June/July 2014, page 98:
      A fresh pic of you and your bae on vacay together? Who wouldn't “like” that?!?
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:bae.
    Synonyms: babe, baby, darling, dear, love, sweetheart, loved one, significant other, special someone
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Korean (bae).

NounEdit

bae (plural baes)

  1. Asian pear.

Etymology 3Edit

From Old French bay, combined with aphesized form of abay; verbal form Old French baier, abaier.

VerbEdit

bae (third-person singular simple present baes, present participle baeing, simple past and past participle baed)

  1. (intransitive) To make the sound of a wild animal, to bay.

AnagramsEdit


BislamaEdit

ParticleEdit

bae

  1. Alternative form of bambae

MarshalleseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pˠɑːɛ], (enunciated) [pˠɑ ɛ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pˠæɰjɛj/
  • Bender phonemes: {bahyey}

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

bae

  1. (Ratak) bamboo

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English pie, from Middle English pye, pie, probably from Latin pīca (magpie, jay) (from the idea of the many ingredients put into pies likened to the tendency of magpies to bring a variety of objects back to their nests).

NounEdit

bae

  1. a pie

ReferencesEdit


PijinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English by and by

ParticleEdit

bae

  1. Future tense marker

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bae m (plural baeau)

  1. bay

VerbEdit

bae

  1. Alternative form of bai

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bae fae mae unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZhuangEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *pajᴬ (to go). Cognate with Thai ไป (bpai), Northern Thai ᨻᩱ (pai), Khün ᨻᩱ (pai), Lao ໄປ (pai), ᦺᦔ (ṗay) and ᦺᦗ (pay), Tai Dam ꪼꪜ, Shan ပႆ (pǎy), Aiton ပႝ, Bouyei bail.

VerbEdit

bae (Sawndip forms 𭆛 or or or or or 𫨰, old orthography bəi)

  1. to go
  2. to walk
  3. to operate; to run
  4. to spend; to use
  5. to remove; to get rid of
  6. to be lost (from one's possession)
  7. (of a liquid) to lose; to leak (gas)
  8. (of a firearm) to go off accidentally; to discharge accidentally
  9. to deviate
  10. (euphemistic) to pass away
Derived termsEdit

ParticleEdit

bae (Sawndip forms 𭆛 or or or or or 𫨰, old orthography bəi)

  1. Used after a verb to indicate removal of an object.

Etymology 2Edit

From Chinese (MC pʰei).

VerbEdit

bae (old orthography bəi)

  1. to criticize
  2. to judge; to critique
  3. to comment on; to correct
  4. to approve

Etymology 3Edit

Compare Cantonese (pai1, “to plaster”).

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VerbEdit

bae (old orthography bəi)

  1. to plaster; to coat