Beeb colloquial shortening of B.B.C. (Cf. B.B.C.), attested from 1967.

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  • BEEB — was a short lived, weekly, children s magazine centred around the BBC s most popular programmes at the time of its publication. It was created as a competitor to ITV s Look in magazine. It lasted 20 issues between January 29th 1985 and June 11th… …   Wikipedia

  • Beeb — n the Beeb spoken the BBC …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Beeb — The nickname Beeb may refer to:*The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), sometimes called the Beeb or Auntie Beeb *BEEB, a BBC children s magazine published in 1985 *The BBC Micro home computer from 1982, built for the BBC by Acorn Computers… …   Wikipedia

  • Beeb — [[t]bi͟ːb[/t]] N PROPER: the N The BBC is sometimes called the Beeb. [BRIT, INFORMAL] He joined the Beeb at 19 …   English dictionary

  • Beeb — noun /biːb/ a) an affectionate nickname for the BBC The BBC Micro (alias the Beeb) is still quite a deluxe machine, with better high resolution color graphics than any of its competitors. b) A (early British home computer). Syn: Auntie …   Wiktionary

  • BEEB — abbr. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as in expressions like Auntie Beeb …   Dictionary of abbreviations

  • Beeb — noun the Beeb spoken the BBC …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Beeb — /bib/ (say beeb) noun Colloquial the, the BBC …   Australian English dictionary

  • Beeb — (BrE) an informal name for the BBC. * * * …   Universalium

  • Beeb — bɪːb n. (Brtish Slang) the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) …   English contemporary dictionary