beanery

[ bee-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈbi nə ri /

noun, plural bean·er·ies. Informal.

a cheap, usually inferior, restaurant.

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  1. bean weevil,
  2. bean, roy,
  3. bean-counter,
  4. beanbag,
  5. beanbag gun,
  6. beanfeast,
  7. beanie,
  8. beano,
  9. beanpole,
  10. beanshooter

Origin of beanery

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; bean + -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for beanery

beanery

/ (ˈbiːnərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

US informal a cheap restaurant
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Word Origin and History for beanery

beanery

n.

"cheap restaurant," 1884, American English, from bean (n.) + -ery.

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