- (in especially pulp science fiction) bug-eyed monster: an extraterrestrial being, especially one having a grotesque appearance.
Origin of BEM
First recorded in 1955–60
- Bachelor of Engineering of Mines.
- British Empire Medal.
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Examples from the Web for bem
Toasts were drank to the Sclavic fraternity and to the memory of Bem.
Bem roused the soldiers again to the defence, and drove them to their work with abuse.
Bem's horse was killed under him, and he was compelled to retreat.
Bem had succeeded in escaping secretly from Vienna and coming to Hungary.
But Grgei disliked Bem for the very reason for which Kossuth approved of him.
- British Empire Medal
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