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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Tag your girls and tell us your stories about your besties on social using the #IfNotForMyGirls. Danielle Young, Essence, "ESSENCE and Coca-Cola Announce 'If Not For My Girls' Celebrating The Strength, Bond & Friendship of Black Women," 1 July 2019 Half-Christmas is a holiday made popular by the Comedy Central show, Workaholics where slacker besties Blake, Ders and Andy advocate for time off of work to celebrate Half-Christmas. Cady Lang, Time, "There's No Time Like Today to Give 'Half-Christmas' the Sitcom Holiday Appreciation It Deserves," 25 June 2019 Betty Finn, Veronica's former bestie in the film, is merged with Martha Dunnstock for the musical. Lee Williams | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "‘Heathers: The Musical’ puts Generation X nostalgia front and center," 24 June 2019 Ahead of the brand’s scheduled fall release, the summer collection has 7-free shades inspired by besties of O&J, including two shades named for Black tastemakers Blair Imani and Christiana Hooks. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Olive & June Debut Surprise Summer Collection With Nod To Black Tastemakers," 21 June 2019 Sivan’s female fans see him as a platonic crush object, or as an idealized gay bestie passing them notes in drama class. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Troye Sivan’s Coming of Age," 17 June 2019 And, apparently, Fallon (like us) has been dying to know Jenner's take on her bestie's recent engagement to Justin Bieber. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Kendall Jenner Just Opened Up About Her Friend Hailey Baldwin's Engagement," 7 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of bestie

1991, in the meaning defined above

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