bestie

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

Definition of bestie

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

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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, refinery29.com, "Kylie Jenner Revealed Her Dogs Are Protective Of Baby Stormi," 7 July 2018 Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner tied the knot in upstate New York on Thursday (October 18), and one person noticeably absent from nuptials was Taylor Swift, Kloss' longtime bestie. Dan Barna, Glamour, "This Is Probably Why Taylor Swift Wasn't at Karlie Kloss' Wedding," 19 Oct. 2018 The besties' performances on the ice had helped Team USA nab a bronze medal in the team event, and landed them at the number one and number two trending spots on Twitter the very same day. Rose Minutaglio, Cosmopolitan, "What Life Is Like in Figure Skating BFFs Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon's Olympic Village Apartment," 14 Feb. 2018 Some bad blood might be brewing, as Katy Perry was seen hanging out with Karlie Kloss, an essential member of Taylor Swift's girl gang, and rumors of a feud between the besties have sparked. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Katy Perry Hung Out With Taylor Swift's Pal Karlie Kloss & Twitter Has Thoughts," 8 Feb. 2018 Gomez apparently helped throw Courtney Barry, one of her besties, a beautiful shower that was—luckily for us—documented on social media. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Selena Gomez Just Threw Her Best Friend an Incredibly Gorgeous Bridal Shower," 21 Jan. 2019 His best friend from grammar school is now one of my besties, and my BFFs are his. 14. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "15 Lessons I’ve Learned in 15 Years of Marriage," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of bestie

1991, in the meaning defined above

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