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BEM

[ sometimes bem ]
/ sometimes bɛm /
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(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)

B.E.M.

abbreviation

Bachelor of Engineering of Mines.
British Empire Medal.
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BEM

abbreviation for

British Empire Medal
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