a social occasion at which a progressive series of games of beetle is played See beetle1 (sense 2)
a stupid person; blockhead.
a stupid person; blockhead. Historical Examples That beetle-headed suspicion has passed slowly but surely away, like a snow-man confronted by a too affectionate sun. The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by hard, horny forewings that cover and protect the membranous flight wings. (loosely) any of various insects resembling the beetle, as a cockroach. Chiefly British. to move quickly; scurry: He beetled off to catch the train. a heavy hammering or ramming instrument, usually of wood, used […]
noun Isabella Mary, known as Mrs Beeton. 1836–65, British cookery writer, author of The Book of Household Management (1861) Historical Examples Therefore, Mr. beeton must have been the happiest and most comfortable man. A Duet Arthur Conan Doyle beeton, did Mr. Heldar dine out at all while I was out of town? The Works of […]