The shorthand version for expressions like "because of" or "because I am".

Made popular thanks to sites like Twitter, where brevity matters; now often used jokingly or ironically, even in regular conversation.
We're going drinking after class because Friday.

Tommy forgot to charge his iPad before the meeting because stupid.

I don't do drugs anymore because flying monkeys.
by BornBlitzed March 16, 2013
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Abbreviated use of the phrases "because of (noun)" or "because it's (adjective)"
"Why'd you go to her party, if you don't like her?"
"Because cake."

"I must have this new gadget! Why? Because awesome!"
by smendler April 18, 2013
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A word that all parents can't live without. It has no real meaning.
"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG OF YOU!!!!!"
"WHY THE HELL NOT?"
Because.
by Chloe September 9, 2003
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The most terrible of motives and the most unanswerable of responses
Homosexual male: "Why did you call me a faggot"

Young hooligan: "..because."
by vvhatsernameyourface October 12, 2008
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daughter: "Daddy why are you drunk?"
uncle: (after short pause) "BECAUSE"
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Because a reply to parents when you would rather not tell them the truth. or because you don't want them to know. also 'cause
"why wouldn't you tell me that"
"because" inner thought: ur nosy and ur going to use it against 'them'
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sad is when you know what happy is
I am sad we cannot meet because the world is closing down.

I am sad we cannot meet because we cannot afford a ticket.
I am sad we cannot meet because its emotionally straining.
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