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Denoting a person's best or closest friend:‘we're practically bezzie mates’‘Fiona's my bezzy pal’
- ‘He exhibits his stuff in a Bond Street gallery, owned by one of Prince Chaz's bezzy mates.’
- ‘I have told my knight in shining armour and one of my bezzy blogmates Alan, and also Mike (sweetie) that I've been half tempted to pack it in.’
- ‘One of my bezzie pals from uni is getting married this August.’
- ‘It is nice to know that one of my bezzy mates now lives round the corner.’
- ‘Jack had reserved the seat for one of his bezzy friends.’
- ‘For a while, Andrew was a bessie mate.’
- ‘Bezzie mates Sandra and Jack got it together at the end of the last series.’
- ‘It's always good when another of your bezzie mates joins in with something you believe in passionately.’
- ‘As you look for a stile or a gate, anything to let you on to the footpath, you realise that the post stands behind both a hedge and a chicken-wire fence - reminding you why ramblers and farmers have never exactly been bezzy mates.’
- ‘And that's all I'm looking for in the show, I'm not looking for a new bessie mate!’
A person's best or closest friend:‘she and Nadine used to be bezzies and even shared a flat’‘find out how well you know your bessie’
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘Being bezzies with Geri, he's living the dream.’
- ‘My bezzie's mum is getting married tomorrow.’
- ‘Best of all, no one can accuse us of being bezzies.’
- ‘My mother has had to cancel seeing her bezzie tomorrow for what I think was gonna be drinks-related evening larks possibly, as said best friend is comforting a younger colleague.’
- ‘Me and the bezzie and his Mrs. went to see the new Ron Shelton film last night.’
- ‘Why am I not surprised that Carla wants to be bezzies?’
- ‘"Gracie is in our gang of bezzies (best mates) and she's crazy about anything with bows on it," explains Mabel.’
- ‘Just got that off me bezzie Rebecca.’
- ‘I'm going into town later with one of my bezzies.’
- ‘My Bezzies arrive today - Melanie G and Susan P.’
Mid 19th century (isolated US use, apparently in representation of vernacular speech): colloquial alteration of best.
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