WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
beast•ie /ˈbisti/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a small animal.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
beast•ie  (bēstē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [Chiefly Literary.]a small animal, esp. one toward which affection is felt.
  2. Slang Terms[Facetious.]an insect;
    bug.
  3. British Terms[Canadian Slang](chiefly Alberta). construction worker.
  • beast + -ie 1775–85

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