Bae means babe or baby.
The Full Answer
Bae is a slang abbreviation for babe or baby.
It is used as a term of affection to address or refer to your girlfriend, boyfriend or any other type of significant other.
BAE is also a slang acronym that stands for Before Anyone Else.
BAE was constructed as a back-fitted acronym to fit the letters and meaning of bae. This is often (but incorrectly) cited as the origin of the term, which had already been in use for several years before this acronym was created.
The abbreviation bae and the acronym bae essentially mean the same thing and are used in the same way. So, there’s no need to fight over which one is correct.
Where Would You See And Hear Bae?
In everyday speech… and texting… and chat… and on social media, such as Facebook… and Instagram… and Twitter.
Me at 19:41 after bae still hasn’t replied to my text sent at 19:39.
Nothing else matters when I’m with you. I love you, bae.
Me and bae when we finish college.
Random Bae Stuff
Although bae has been in use since the early 2000s, its popularity peaked in 2014. Bae made the shortlist that year for Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, but lost out to vape.
On May 8, 2014, Pharrell Williams released Come Get It Bae, which was from his album, Girl (2014). The song features uncredited vocals from Miley Cyrus and Tori Kelly.
Other Bae Meanings
Bæ is a Danish word for poop.
BAE Systems is a British multinational defense, security and aerospace company.