[Ads-l] Nominations for 2014 Word of the Year

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 9 15:56:00 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM, John Baker wrote:
> Why does "baeless" mean "single"?

It means "lacking a bae." See Neal Whitman's post on "bae" from back in March:


And see Jane Solomon's recent post for recent developments on the "bae" front:


"Baeless" was nominated by Jack Grieve, who had noted its rise on Twitter:



Ben Zimmer

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