best·​ie | \ ˈbe-stē How to pronounce bestie (audio) \

Definition of bestie

: best friend The holiday was a present from my bestie to celebrate my 32nd birthday …— Helena McAlpine

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Try some of these or try them all and remember to bring your besties along. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Your Summer Bucket List: 30 Things To Do Before School Starts Again," 3 June 2019 And thanks to the latest Kylie Cosmetics release, the public can partake in just a bit of their status as besties. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Gave Fans a Preview of Their Makeup Collaboration," 16 Sep. 2018 Cash plays to perfection the brutally honest bestie who says what everybody else is thinking. Kathryn Wirsing, Marie Claire, "Aya Cash Takes a Turn for the Best," 30 Apr. 2019 Naturally, the besties hit the red carpet in style, and while we're used to seeing them on our television screens in their Game of Thrones costumes, the special evening had them in totally glamorous looks. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Matched at the “Game of Thrones” Red Carpet Premiere," 4 Apr. 2019 Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin), and DJ's quirky-but-always-fun bestie, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Fuller House' Season 5 Sounds Like It's Going to Be a Wild Ride," 14 Mar. 2019 In September, the besties released a full collaboration line, including an eyeshadow palette, highlighters, and lip products. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Put Her Lipstick Shade Named After Jordyn Woods On Sale," 21 Feb. 2019 Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner are committed besties. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner Do Girls-Night-Out Style Two Ways in L.A.," 23 Jan. 2019 Pets aside, Jenner and Woods also dropped a serious reveal: the two besties are teaming up for a makeup collection. Meagan Fredette,, "Kylie Jenner Revealed Her Dogs Are Protective Of Baby Stormi," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of bestie

1991, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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