beast·​ie | \ ˈbē-stē How to pronounce beastie (audio) \

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

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Synonyms for beastie


animal, beast, brute, creature, critter

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Examples of beastie in a Sentence

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

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Portuallo, of Parkland, says homeowners can control the beasties by regularly inspecting yards for iguana burrows, often found next to seawalls, and collapsing the holes and adding dirt. Ellie Rushing,, "Out of control iguanas infesting South Florida," 22 June 2018 The trouble is that these wee beasties have a mind of their own (so to speak), whereas the micromotors that power these new microgears have movement that's much more predictable and controllable. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Create Microgears That Are Slimmer Than a Human Hair," 11 Jan. 2016 Earth has been overrun by large, skittering, carnivorous beasties. Michael Andor Brodeur,, "The Weekender: Kennedys, Wallendas, and Nervous Eaters," 5 Apr. 2018 But spiders do not show any predilection for human flesh, preferring the taste of insects and another small beastie called collembola, or springtail. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "If You Don't Like Insects, You Should Love Spiders," 1 June 2017 Happily, the tuner tots at AMG also made modifications that left the test car handling remarkably well for a 5,858-pound beastie boy. Al Haas,, "2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63: The Usain Bolt of SUVs," 13 Jan. 2018 Just foolishness of course, just a story to tell, on a night when the bedsheet beasties walk the earth. Southern Living, "A Homespun Ghost Story," 23 Sep. 2015 In fact, an otherworldly being -- which the boys call a Demagorgon, after a Dungeons & Dragons beastie -- was responsible, whisking Will away to a dark parallel dimension known as the Upside-Down. Mike Scott,, "10 nonspoiler things to know about 'Stranger Things' Season 2," 26 Oct. 2017 At a pro-ferret rally in Balboa Park, one of his beasties either nipped or accidently scratched a little girl who grabbed it. Fred Dickey,, "He's fighting to make ferrets legal in California," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of beastie

1714, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beastie was in 1714

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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