What Does BESTY Mean in a Text?

BESTY means "Best Friend."

The word BESTY is a slang term used with the meaning "Best Friend," i.e., a friend valued above others. It should be noted that it is not unusual for someone to refer to more than one of their friends as "BESTY." Therefore, a BESTY may not be a friend valued above all others, but one valued above most others.

Other abbreviations of "Best Friend" include:

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When I write BESTY, I mean this:

meaning of BESTY

A Best friend is a very special friend.

Summary of Key Points

"Best Friend" is the most common definition for BESTY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Best Friend
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

50 Ways to Say "Best Friend"

Here's a short video giving 50 ways to tell someone they're your best friend:

Examples of BESTY in Sentences

Here are examples of BESTY being used in conversations:
  • Tom: Can you lend me $20 until pay day?
  • Eric: Anything for my BESTY.
  • Tom: Thanks! You're a star.
  • Eric: Actually, I was only joking. You can get lost! Do you think I was born yesterday?.
  • Sian: I'll lend you $20, Eric. Please pay me back as soon as you can.
  • Eric: Thanks, Sian. You really are my BESTY!

An Academic Look at BESTY

BESTY is a slang word used with the meaning "Best Friend." Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of BESTY to mean "Best Friend" predates the digital era.

Example of BESTY Used in a Text

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