- (formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
- a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
Also bean·fest [been-fest] /ˈbinˌfɛst/.
Origin of beanfeast
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Examples from the Web for beanfeast
"Look too much as if we were out for a beanfeast, my boy," objected his father.In Brief Authority
"This is going to be a beanfeast, I can see," smiled the captive.Love and the Ironmonger</p>
F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
I turn and see a number of men sitting inside and looking almost as cheerful as a beanfeast in Epping Forest.War and the Future
H. G. Wells
The way some of the members of the Four-in-hand Club load their coaches on parade reminds me of a Beanfeast!'Phantom Fortune, A Novel
M. E. Braddon
- an annual dinner given by employers to employees
- any festive or merry occasion
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