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[bes-tist] /ˈbɛs tɪst/
adjective, Informal.
very best; better than the best:
She's my bestest friend in the whole world.
Origin of bestest
1750-60; best + -est1 suffix forming the superlative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bestest
Historical Examples
  • But w'en she's travelin' at her bestest speed she uses the cemetery walk.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • So li'l' Mose he grab' up de nex' bestest pumpkin an' he scoot'.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • We crept in dar not 'cause we thought it war safe, but 'cause it war the bestest thing we could do.


    Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • "The rubbith-pit is very dirty, and I've got my bestest frock on," she ventured.

    Jill's Red Bag Amy Le Feuvre
  • I heard father say he loved you bestest of ev'rybody in a world.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland
  • And you have to tie the ribbon of your bestest girl on your bridle.

    The Uphill Climb

    B. M. Bower
  • And Lemmy was the bestest man and pappy that anybody ever see!

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • I can make the bestest cookies if any one else just makes the dough.

    What Two Children Did Charlotte E. Chittenden
  • The magic lantern was a great success, and Minnie said: "the magic nightcat was the bestest of all."

    The Little Nightcap Letters. Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  • They air fully equal to the corn fed gals of Ohio and Injianny and will make the bestest kind of wives.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
Contemporary definitions for bestest

the very best


my bestest friend

Usage Note

slang; incorrect superlative's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for bestest

jocular emphatic superlative of best (which is itself a superlative), attested from 1834.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bestest



The very best: Jim thinks the bestest thing to do with his time is take photographs

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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