Bae and bæ
The Urban Dictionary is good for learning things that no other website will discuss, but it’s not a reliable authority. You have to be a discerning reader.
Take ‘bae’, for example. The Urban Dictionary has gathered, and is now serving as a primary source of, misinformation about the meaning and origin of the word. ‘Bae’ is the new ‘boo’, apparently, a term of endearment. It is probably a non-obvious spelling of a shortened ‘babe’. (Whimsical? A contraction, ‘babe’ > ‘ba’e’ > ‘bae’?)
Its use is now prompting a frequent mention of two UD myths. The first is that its “real” meaning is “poop”. This is ridiculous, of course. ‘Bæ’ does mean “poop” in Danish, it would seem; but anything as short as ‘bae’ is bound to appear in a variety of languages with a variety of meanings. That doesn’t mean ‘bae’ as a word in English means “poop”, or comes from such a word. Danish and English are different. Nej?
And the UD now leads with ‘bae’ meaning “beyond anyone else”. You should always be skeptical of acronym etymologies. Typically they are bæ.
— O.T. Ford