Definition of wildebeest in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪldəbiːst/
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪldəbiːst/

noun (plural same or wildebeests)

Another term for gnu.
Example sentences
  • To get to class, students travel a path known as the Warthog Trot, a winding trail through the bush that's also used by giraffes, kudu, wildebeests, and impalas.
  • They are typically graceful, having long legs and horns, and include the eland, wildebeest, gazelle, springbok, hartebeest, impala, etc.
  • The grazers are mainly antelope, wildebeest, hartebeest, oribi, impala, gazelle, reedbuck, roan and sable antelope.


Early 19th century: from Afrikaans, literally 'wild beast'.

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