[ 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.



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Also bean·fest [been-fest]. /ˈbinˌfɛst/.

Origin of beanfeast

First recorded in 1795–1805; bean + feast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for beanfeast

  • 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
  • "This is going to be a beanfeast, I can see," smiled the captive.

    Love and the Ironmonger|F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
  • The way some of the members of the Four-in-hand Club load their coaches on parade reminds me of a Beanfeast!'

  • "Look too much as if we were out for a beanfeast, my boy," objected his father.

British Dictionary definitions for beanfeast

/ (ˈbiːnˌfiːst) /

noun British informal

an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion
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