(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/.
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How to use beanfeast in a sentence
If I purchase my own coffee-beans and grind them, can my breakfast be properly termed a bean-feast?
Another common object of the country-side was the scotale, which was a kind of bean-feast.Medival Byways | Louis F. Salzmann
Yes, said Pryce, grimly, your people seem to have left you out of this bean-feast.The Exiles of Faloo | Barry Pain
The bean feast is an important one, as, until it is held, no one is allowed to gather any beans.Castes and Tribes of Southern India | Edgar Thurston
"It's wery likely some fire company's men marching to a bean-feast, or a freemason's funeral obscenities," replied the alderman.The English Spy | Bernard Blackmantle
British Dictionary definitions for beanfeast
an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion
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