Definition of beastie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːsti/

noun (plural beasties)

Scottish or humorous
1An insect or other small animal: our immune systems are killing millions of wee beasties
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  • It was very nice indeed but I have to fight the urge to be TOO tidy, so the wee bugs and beasties have somewhere to overwinter.
  • The simplest approach is to hold that there are three: animals, plants, and wee beasties.
  • Despite my love of beasties generally, the larvae of the gooseberry sawfly are top of my hit list at the moment.
1.1 [with adjective] informal A vehicle or device of a specified kind: these little beasties only have three wheels
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  • Of course, being the rapacious little beastie it is, the site always needs more submissions - get scribbling today and give my creative juices a rest!
  • This angular beastie uses its heat-ray vision to break out of its corral, and then accompanies the heroes on their quest.
  • Unless they've some magical beastie to use for it, they've no choice but to move her by horse, wagon, or afoot.

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