noun, plural wil·de·beests, (especially collectively) wil·de·beest.
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
British Dictionary definitions for wildebeest
noun plural -beests or -beest
Word Origin for wildebeest
Word Origin and History 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).