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string bean

noun
1.
any of various kinds of bean, as the green bean, the unripe pods of which are used as food, usually after stripping off the fibrous thread along the side.
2.
the pod itself.
3.
Informal. a tall, thin person.
Origin of string bean
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for stringbean

string bean

noun
1.
any of several bean plants, such as the scarlet runner, cultivated for their edible unripe pods See also green bean, wax bean
2.
(informal) a tall thin person
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Slang definitions & phrases for stringbean

stringbean

noun

A tall, thin person; BEANPOLE (1936+) string someone out

verb phrase

  1. To intoxicate someone: I couldn't figure what she had done in there to string him out so bad
  2. To disturb someone; upset someone: The one thing that strings me out is punks who travel in packs (1960s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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