[ sometimes bem ]
/ sometimes bɛm /
(in especially pulp science fiction) bug-eyed monster: an extraterrestrial being, especially one having a grotesque appearance.
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Origin of BEM
First recorded in 1955–60
Definition for BEM (2 of 2)
Bachelor of Engineering of Mines.
British Empire Medal.
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British Dictionary definitions for BEM
British Empire Medal
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