- a cheap, usually inferior, restaurant.
Origin of beanery
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Examples from the Web for beanery
I used to work in a hash foundry and a beanery, said Nat with a smile.Jack Ranger's Gun Club
"Our suits is up to the other beanery," says I, and I was glad of it.Gullible's Travels, Etc.
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Then, thinking you wouldnt be out for a 197 while, he went into a beanery for a bite and a cup of coffee.The Gray Phantom's Return
"Stop at a beanery," yelled Bill to our driver, a little old man with round shoulders and a shiny coat.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam
Say, I had a lithograph of Buddy and his beanery tip goin' up against an argument like that.Shorty McCabe
- US informal a cheap restaurant
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Word Origin and History for beanery
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