Definition of bae in US English:



  • A person's boyfriend or girlfriend (often as a form of address)

    ‘I'm going to see my bae’
    as name ‘Bae just made me tacos’
    ‘what's wrong, bae?’
    • ‘She posted a photo of herself with the birthday girl and wrote, "Had to come celebrate with my new boo Happy Birthday bae."’
    • ‘Well, her rumoured new bae, Martin, was also in the vicinity, playing a gig.’
    • ‘Kim has posted a photo of her and her "bae" from their recent date night in Melbourne.’
    • ‘Usher has already declared that his bae is a good kisser.’
    • ‘Whilst her look was a bit trashy (hey, bae is from The Bronx after all), it at least showed off her mega toned body.’
    • ‘If this doesn't make you wanna grab bae and hold him or her close, I don't know what will!’
    • ‘Looks like Christina is Wayne's newest industry bae!’
    • ‘Now that my bae is set to return, I gotta quit it.’
    • ‘On the laid-back tune, she entertains the thought of heading over to her bae's place during the wee hours of the morn.’
    • ‘"Me and my bae out today," she wrote online.’


Early 21st century: abbreviation of baby or babe.