beef·​a·​lo | \ ˈbē-fə-ˌlō How to pronounce beefalo (audio) \
plural beefalo or beefaloes also beefalos

Definition of beefalo

: any of a breed of beef cattle developed in the U.S. that is genetically ³/₈ North American bison and ⁵/₈ domestic bovine

Examples of beefalo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buddy, the cleaver-fleeing, freedom-loving beefalo that has been wandering the woods of Plymouth for more than eight months, was caught late Tuesday, possibly looking for love. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Buddy the Beefalo caught, may have been looking for love on farm," 14 Apr. 2021 An aggressive beefalo that hoofed it from a Plymouth slaughterhouse almost a month ago remained at large Monday. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Beefalo still loose in Plymouth as police launch drone to aid in search, but owner now says the animal will not be slaughtered," 31 Aug. 2020 Meanwhile, the legend of the Terryville beefalo grows, fed in part by the beast’s own Twitter account: @Beefalo30835628. Jesse Leavenworth,, "A police captain’s white whale: Buddy the Beefalo remains free despite best efforts," 20 Nov. 2020 Buddy the wayward beefalo is still on the lam in Plymouth but the town’s police union has set up a GoFundMe page for Buddy’s bail and donations have topped $4,000 after one day. Lori Riley,, "With Buddy the beefalo still at large, police union in Plymouth is raising money so he can live in animal sanctuary," 7 Sep. 2020 The beefalo, originally from a Massachusetts farm, is believed to be in thick woods, Benecchi said. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Aggressive beefalo still loose in Plymouth," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of beefalo

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beefalo

blend of beef entry 1 and buffalo entry 1

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19 Apr 2021

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“Beefalo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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