- Chiefly Literary. a small animal, especially one toward which affection is felt.
- Facetious. an insect; bug.
- Canadian Slang (chiefly Alberta ). construction worker.
Origin of beastie
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Examples from the Web for beastie
Gone were female-led and feminist-sympathetic bands like Nirvana and the Beastie Boys.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music
August 26, 2014
In other words, the court seemed to agree with the Beastie Boys: The Japanese have a right to party.The Japanese Go All ‘Footloose’ to Protest Nightlife Crackdown
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
May 1, 2014
This version, one of the best yet, included hits from LL Cool J, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Outkast, Drake, Kanye West, and more.Watch Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s Fun, Brilliant ‘History of Rap 5’
February 22, 2014
License to Ill by the Beastie Boys is another example of a record that is completely uninhibited.Hardcore Mixed With Honey: ‘Bitter Rivals’ and the Evolution of Sleigh Bells
October 30, 2013
I blasted the Beastie Boys and chemically straightened my curls, drenching them with Sun-In until I, too, had long, golden waves.Living On—And Leaving—America’s Biggest Commune
Rena Mundo Croshere
November 23, 2012
Tak' these birds and the beastie from the laddie, and dress them for the spit.The Fiery Totem
If ever an animal deserved such a name, this was the beastie.
Here, take the beastie, I'm going back to bed before I get full of 'em.At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins
Said this Scotsman: 'Sandy, I am thinking if yon fly is a birdie or a beastie.'Marriage
H. G. Wells
One takes the beastie in his fingers and sucks out the meat.White Shadows in the South Seas
- Scot a small animal
- informal an insect
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