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bae(1)

noun; clipping
A term of endearment for a loved one.
 
This word is typically spoken by students to refer to their significant other. It can also be used between close friends. Bae is the phonetic clipping of the word baby and is interchangeable with this pet name. The clipping of such a short word as baby indicates the frequency with which this word is used by people of this age group. Though, some people use this word ironically and end up saying it often out of habit. Regardless, bae is used when one is too lazy to utter both syllables of baby. Example: Bae just got me cupcakes!
Etymology : Bae is a clipping that removes the second syllable of baby.
Source : My friend (11/13/15)
Last modified: 6 December 2015


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