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beatinest

or beat·en·est

[ beet-n-ist ]
/ ˈbit n ɪst /
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adjective South Midland and Southern U.S.

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

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Origin of beatinest

An Americanism dating back to 1840–45, apparently beatin(g) (present participle of beat) + -est1
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