beastie

noun beast·ie \ ˈbē-stē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of beastie

: a real or imaginary animal or creature : beast
  • Mr. Gould is not a run-of-the-mill "nature writer" given to tender accounts of wondrous beasties or excited descriptions of biological freaks.
  • —H. Jack Geiger
  • It describes the adventures of an old man who lives in a cave by the Loch of Lochnagar, with such characters as … a grouse who repels visitors and birds and beasties who live around Balmoral Castle.
  • —Herbert Mitgang
  • … 900 acres of protected beach, marshlands and meadow keep everything from wild sea oats to native birds and beasties safe and sound.
  • Town & Country
  • Big, squishy mutants and dreamy monsters. Otherworldly tentacled zomboid beasties.
  • —Owen Gleiberman

Examples of beastie in a Sentence

  1. I've become used to sharing our cabin in the woods with all sorts of little beasties.

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First Known Use of beastie

1714

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