beastie

noun
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

Synonyms

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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Who needs daddy issues when there are killer beasties and walls of water closing in? Noel Murray, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Giant gators and a mega-hurricane are undermined by daddy issues in ‘Crawl’," 12 July 2019 Who needs daddy issues when there are killer beasties and walls of water closing in? Noel Murray, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Giant gators and a mega-hurricane are undermined by daddy issues in ‘Crawl’," 12 July 2019 Who needs daddy issues when there are killer beasties and walls of water closing in? Noel Murray, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Giant gators and a mega-hurricane are undermined by daddy issues in ‘Crawl’," 12 July 2019 Who needs daddy issues when there are killer beasties and walls of water closing in? Noel Murray, latimes.com, "Review: Giant gators and a mega-hurricane are undermined by daddy issues in ‘Crawl’," 11 July 2019 The revelation that the onetime Who executive producer houses a beastie among his bushes was made by Karen Gillan. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has a Weeping Angel in his garden," 9 July 2019 And its horror artwork comes with an array of suitably nasty beasties, plus more pentagrams than a Slayer concert. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Sorcerer’s greatest trick? Shrinking a CCG experience into a single box," 22 June 2019 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, Sun-Sentinel.com, "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

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First Known Use of beastie

1714, in the meaning defined above

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