best·​ie | \ˈbe-stē \

Definition of bestie 


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

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Great for a honeymoon, but maybe even better with your bestie. Todd Plummer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Maui Needs To Be Your Next Girls Trip," 19 Nov. 2018 This Is Us heartthrob Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens and JLo's IRL bestie Leah Remini join the singer-actress for the movie. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "9 movies romance junkies need to see this year," 4 May 2018 Fifteen years may have passed since the premiere of their first Bravo show, but the decades-long besties haven’t lost an ounce of flair or energy. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Original 'Queer Eye' Stars Reunite For TV's Most Stylish Home Makeover Show," 19 Oct. 2018 Jordyn went for more of a mocha hue, but reached for the very same shiny tank dress as her bestie, Kylie. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Wear Matching Latex Dresses," 24 Sep. 2018 Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II sat side-by-side at Royal Ascot on Wednesday (their first solo outing together!) and the world has now pronounced them the ultimate besties. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Wears a Givenchy Dress and Cape for Outing With the Queen," 14 June 2018 As the besties hashed out their inside jokes over the internet, fans were screaming with joy. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Fans Are Dying Over Camila Cabello's LOL Reaction to Ariana Grande's Engagement News," 12 June 2018 The two besties met at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2014, and have been thick as thieves ever since — well, that is until the rumors started swirling about their demise. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, "Karlie Kloss Finally Speaks Out About Her Friendship With Taylor Swift and It's... Interesting," 18 Mar. 2018 Voice assistant technology may be our royal wedding bestieThe dress, the rituals, the drama surrounding Meghan Markle's father. USA TODAY, "Alexa, will Meghan Markle's dad attend the royal wedding?," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of bestie

1991, in the meaning defined above

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