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[been-feest] /ˈbinˌfist/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
Also, beanfest
[been-fest] /ˈbinˌfɛst/ (Show IPA)
Origin of beanfeast
First recorded in 1795-1805; bean + feast Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Look too much as if we were out for a beanfeast, my boy," objected his father.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • "This is going to be a beanfeast, I can see," smiled the captive.

    Love and the Ironmonger

    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
British Dictionary definitions for beanfeast


noun (Brit, informal)
an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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