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beano

1

[ bee-noh ]

noun



beano

2

[ bee-noh ]

noun

, Chiefly British Slang.
, plural bean·os.

beano

/ ˈbiːnəʊ /

noun

  1. slang.
    a celebration, party, or other enjoyable time


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Word History and Origins

Origin of beano1

1930–35; blend of bean and keno

Origin of beano2

First recorded in 1885–90; bean(feast) + -o

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Example Sentences

Then I got three more with the gat before somebody landed me a lallapaloosa on the beano and I took the count.

The confederates had decided to wait until the magic hour of midnight before they began their beano.

What the hell was the use of all this discussion before they had even decided to have a Beano at all!

After some hesitation, Easton agreed, and formally moved: 'That this meeting is in favour of a Beano.'

Jimminy, I wouldn't mind 'alf an hour in there, and the doors open and the police away at a beano.

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