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noun Chiefly British Slang.
  1. (formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
  2. a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
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Also bean·fest [been-fest] /ˈbinˌfɛst/.

Origin of beanfeast

First recorded in 1795–1805; bean + feast
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British Dictionary definitions for bean feast


noun British informal
  1. an annual dinner given by employers to employees
  2. any festive or merry occasion
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