I am a BE speaker, not AE, but as it is a slang term I daresay you could choose either. I would plump for besty as bestie looks a bit too much like beastie. Have you asked your besty how it should be spelt?Ede said:Hi, I have a question about some American slang...
My friend told me that I am her "besty" or "bestie" (I don't know how it is spelled!), but I assumed that she means I am her best friend, right?
Is it wrong if I refer to the (male) best friend of a boy as that boy's besty? Should I replace that word in my text?Sorry Vikta -
Perhaps these nicknames are not used in Canada but some parts of "the world" they are very common slang & have been in use for many years.
Besty & Bestest are variants of "best friend" in AE. They are used virtually exclusively by females rather than males & tend to be used by young people - teenagers or younger. I imagine that if you don't have contact with that age group you might never hear these terms.