nounBritish • informal
- The common cockroach.More example sentences
- After lunch by the riverside on our final day we watch as a small black beetle battles with a much bigger spider, assuming mistakenly that the larger insect has it all sewn up.
- Large shiny black beetles who know a trick or two about tooting have invaded the complex.
- I daresay every black beetle thinks it must have a complete explanation of the world as one of the indispensable qualifications of a respectable cockroach.