Beefy vs Beely - What's the difference?

beefy | beely |

As adjectives the difference between beefy and beely

is that beefy is similar to, or tasting like beef while beely is of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.

As an adverb beely is

in a beely or beelike manner.

As a verb beely is





  • Similar to, or tasting like beef.
  • Containing beef.
  • (informal) Strong or muscular.
  • The barman was a big, beefy guy with his sleeves rolled up and tattoos on his arms.
  • (informal) Sturdy; robust.
  • The software slows down even a beefy computer.



    Etymology 1

    From .


  • Of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
  • * 1877 , Elizabeth Anna Hart, Silver wings and golden scales :
  • As for bees, we cannot accuse them of silence, as the peculiar buzzing-sound they make in flying, [...] and which is so very agreeable to our ears when its gentle monotony enlivens the calm of the warm summer air, is, we may hope, a cheerful accompaniment to all beely labours, and as pleasant to those who make it as our voices are to us, [...]
  • * 1950 , Gleanings in bee culture:
  • With their countenance' spaces Planned for beely enterprise [...]


  • In a beely or beelike manner.
  • * 1965 , Murray Hoyt, The world of bees :
  • His effort is to come as near 100 percent as is humanly (and beely ) possible.

    Etymology 2

    Variation of belie.


  • * 1813 , Matteo Bandello, Joseph Haslewood, Giovanni Boccaccio, Palace of pleasure :
  • And were it not that I haue a desire in nothing to beely the author, and lesse will to leaue that which he had wrytten vpon the miserable end [...]