BAE is used to refer to a person’s romantic partner boyfriend or girlfriend. However, it can be used to refer to a most important person in a person’s life.
BAE: Before Anyone Else
It is a shortened version (abbreviation) of ‘baby’ or ‘babe’. This term became popular around 2013 and 2014 through social media and hip-hop and R&B lyrics. Some people believe that the term originated as an acronym for ‘before anyone else’, but this seems to an example of a backronym and is not common.
Examples of BAE:
- “Waiting for bae to come home so we can have dinner together”
- “Me and bae planning to go on a world tour! So excited!”
- “Today is my bae’s birthday!”
- “I can’t live without my bae”
- “I am going to marry bae, next week”