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Word of the Day 08/24/21 Beastie

Beastie (noun)
beastie [ bee-stee ]


noun
1. Chiefly Literary. a small animal, especially one toward which affection is felt.
2. Facetious. an insect; bug.
3. Canadian Slang (chiefly Alberta). construction worker.

WORDS RELATED TO BEASTIE
pig, monster, creature, barbarian, monstrosity, swine, glutton, fiend, gargoyle, quadruped, varmint, critter

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1775–85; beast + -ie

HOW TO USE BEASTIE IN A SENTENCE
Better to stick with your Swedish clogs and Ulla Johnson dresses, and your membership at the food co-op, than to risk the wrath of hungry, countryside-roaming alien beasties with terrible eyesight but supersensitive hearing.
A QUIET PLACE PART II IS TENSE AND EFFECTIVE—BUT A LITTLE MORE BREATHING ROOM WOULD HAVE GONE A LONG WAY|STEPHANIE ZACHAREK|MAY 26, 2021|TIME

Unlike “Epic RPG,” Karuta isn’t a numbers-driven stat grind full of beasties and catacombs.
ON DISCORD, BOTS FIND A FOOTHOLD AS MINI INDIE SUCCESS STORIES|LUKE WINKIE|MARCH 25, 2021|WASHINGTON POST

Gone were female-led and feminist-sympathetic bands like Nirvana and the Beastie Boys.
BEYONCÉ IS OUR INDIGO GIRL: THE HALCYON '90S AND FEMINISM'S RESURGENCE IN POP MUSIC|AMANDA MARCOTTE|AUGUST 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST

In other words, the court seemed to agree with the Beastie Boys: The Japanese have a right to party.
THE JAPANESE GO ALL ‘FOOTLOOSE’ TO PROTEST NIGHTLIFE CRACKDOWN|JAKE ADELSTEIN, ANGELA ERIKA KUBO|MAY 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

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