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beanfeast

[ been-feest ]

noun

, Chiefly British Slang.
  1. (formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
  2. a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.


beanfeast

/ ˈbiːnˌfiːst /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of beanfeast1

First recorded in 1795–1805; bean + feast
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Example Sentences

All those women and children excursion beanfeast burned and drowned in New York.

The way some of the members of the Four-in-hand Club load their coaches on parade reminds me of a Beanfeast!'

The solemn scene is degraded to the level of a vulgar beanfeast.

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

I turn and see a number of men sitting inside and looking almost as cheerful as a beanfeast in Epping Forest.

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