noun, plural wil·de·beests, (especially collectively) wil·de·beest.
- wildcat strike,
- wilde, oscar,
- wilder, billy,
- wilder, laura ingalls,
- wilder, thornton,
- wilder, thornton niven
Origin of wildebeest
Examples from the Web for wildebeest
What could there be in my wiping my face to provoke the wildebeest anew?
If I leaped down, the wildebeest would kill me to a certainty.
I was still in hopes the wildebeest would tire out and leave me, and then I could soon run home.
Hence their trivial names of “blauw” wildebeest and “brindled” gnoo.The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
My last shot in Africa, the day before leaving for the coast, was at a wildebeest an hour or so out of Nairobi.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
noun plural -beests or -beest
Word Origin for wildebeest
1838, from S. African Dutch (in modern Afrikaans wildebees, plural wildebeeste), literally "wild beast," from Dutch wild "wild" (see wild (adj.)) + beest "beast, ox" (in S.African Dutch "steer, cattle"), from Middle Dutch beeste, from Old French beste "beast" (see beast).