or beat·en·est


adjective South Midland and Southern U.S.

most remarkable or unusual: This is the beatinest town I ever did see.

Origin of beatinest

1855–60, Americanism; apparently beatin(g) (present participle of beat) + -est1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beatenest

Historical Examples of beatenest

  • If they warn't the beatenest lot, them two frauds, that ever I struck.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • "Men do be the beatenest," exclaimed Aurelia under her breath.

    The White Shield

    Myrtle Reed

  • He is the beatenest man to get off jokes I ever knowed, to be as old as he is.

    Dixie Hart

    Will N. Harben

  • I went to the Tabernicle three or four times; and of all the preachers that ever I heard, he certainly is the beatenest.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

    Eliza Calvert Hall

  • He always is been the beatenest one for twitting me about little things around the house!

    J. Poindexter, Colored

    Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb