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beastie

[bee-stee] /ˈbi sti/
noun
1.
Chiefly Literary. a small animal, especially one toward which affection is felt.
2.
Facetious. an insect; bug.
3.
Canadian Slang (chiefly Alberta) . construction worker.
Origin of beastie
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; beast + -ie
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beastie

/ˈbiːstɪ/
noun
1.
(Scot) a small animal
2.
(informal) an insect
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