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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Ariana Grande and Jim Carrey are shaping up to be the latest pair of Hollywood besties. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Jim Carrey Calls Ariana Grande 'a Breath of Fresh Air' After Working Together on Kidding," 2 Aug. 2019 The show, created by BoJack Horseman designer Lisa Hanawalt, followed an odd-couple pair of bird-woman besties (voiced by Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong) on often-surreal misadventures. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Netflix cancels Designated Survivor and Tuca & Bertie," 25 July 2019 The characters are as thinly sketched as the plot, including the babysitter, the bestie and the goofy love interest (Michael Cimino). Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "'Annabelle Comes Home' review: Basically, it's an R-rated 'Jumanji' with creepier CGI," 24 June 2019 The show explores the cutthroat world of magazine publishing, following the escapades of three besties working for a global women's magazine. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "What Show Should You Binge-Watch, Based on Your Horoscope?," 8 Jan. 2018 Rounding out the cast are Jessica Hecht as Ryan’s mom, Karen; Punam Patel as his work bestie, Kim; and Marla Mindelle as his boss, Olivia. Yvonne Villarrealstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Netflix’s ‘Special’ lands Ryan O’Connell a surprise Emmy nomination: ‘I’ll take it, honey!’," 22 July 2019 Superhero besties Chris and Robert had a picture-perfect moment during Captain America: Civil War's European film premiere in 2016. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "17 Times Couples Weren't Afraid to Show PDA on the Red Carpet," 19 July 2019 Omggggg dying for this post, bestie’s getting married !!!!!!! Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "Sorry, Choni Shippers — Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan Is Engaged," 5 July 2019 The inaugural event was attended by the likes of Monáe’s Wondaland label mates—like Jidenna, Deep Cotton, and etc—and Nyong’o, who is pictured with bestie Monáe above. 7. Clarkisha Kent, EW.com, "All the times Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monáe’s friendship made us incredibly jealous," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of bestie

1991, in the meaning defined above

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