Wildebeest meaning

wĭl'də-bēst', vĭl'-
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(South Africa) Gnu.
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Origin of wildebeest

  • Obsolete Afrikaans Middle Dutch wild wild Middle Dutch beeste beast (from Old French beste beast)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Dutch, wild (“wild") + beest (“beast") and later Afrikaans, wild (“wild") + beeste (“cattle")
    From Wiktionary