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n. Informal
An animal, especially one regarded with jocular affection.


1. Scot a small animal
2. informal an insect


(ˈbi sti)

a small animal.
References in classic literature ?
Another, a dilapidated, striped beastie, with both ears and one eye gone, glared at us from the sofa in the corner.
He was a gorgeous beastie, with a face as round as a full moon, vivid green eyes, and immense, white, double paws.
It is nothing," he said; "the poor, dumb beasties are not to be blamed for straying into fatter pastures.
I like decent cats reasonably well; but I don't like beasties of your complexion.
There was a fat woman inside in a red jumper with pothooks and beasties embroidered upon it.
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In this case, the copyright in Z-Trip's video was not only owned by the Beastie Boys, but the sound recordings were co-owned by Capitol Records, and the musical compositions were co-owned by Universal-Polygram.
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4 in which the rap group sued Monster for unauthorized use of Beastie Boys songs in promotional tools.