beastie

[ bee-stee ]
/ ˈbi sti /

noun

Chiefly Literary. a small animal, especially one toward which affection is felt.
Facetious. an insect; bug.
Canadian Slang (chiefly Alberta ). construction worker.

Nearby words

  1. beas,
  2. beast,
  3. beast epic,
  4. beast of burden,
  5. beast of prey,
  6. beastings,
  7. beastly,
  8. beat,
  9. beat a dead horse,
  10. beat a path to someone's door

Origin of beastie

First recorded in 1775–85; beast + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for beastie

beastie

/ (ˈbiːstɪ) /

noun

Scot a small animal
informal an insect
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