best·​ie ˈbe-stē How to pronounce bestie (audio)
: best friend
The holiday was a present from my bestie to celebrate my 32nd birthday …Helena McAlpine

Examples of bestie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make Four Seasons Resort Hualalai your home base: Unique experiences to share with your besties include a jaw-dropping swimmable aquarium, paddling in an outrigger canoe, and traditional lomi-lomi massages at the dreamy spa. Juliet Izon, Glamour, 5 Dec. 2023 The new photos of Brittany and Swift showed the budding besties posing alongside Lyndsay Bell and Paige Buechele, the wives of tight end Blake Bell and former quarterback Shane Buechele. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 Preparing planting beds, pruning ornamentals and caring for potted plants all part of the San Diego County weather prep December is gift-giving time, and what better gifts to give your gardening besties (or yourself) than the opportunity to become a better gardener? Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 The woman who became Kaufman's bestie, Carol Teten, is older by 52 years. Janet Shamlian, CBS News, 23 Nov. 2023 Go ahead, buy multiples of these crowd-pleasers and cross off besties, sisters, and coworkers all at once. Shanna Shipin, Allure, 16 Nov. 2023 Hadid appears to be referencing a report by Page Six from October, which claimed that noted Swift bestie Selena Gomez was concerned about the pace of the Traylor romance. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 14 Nov. 2023 Mia’s besties Nelly (Dominque A. Perry) and Aleeshia (Brittney Jefferson), with their one-liners and chaotic points of view, are as hilarious as ever. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 6 Nov. 2023 Say yes to the dress; say no to sharing each option with us Save the dress deliberations for the group chat with your bridesmaids and besties. Hayley Bloomingdale, Vogue, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bestie was in 1991

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“Bestie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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: best friend
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