beano

1
[bee-noh]

Origin of beano

1
1930–35; blend of bean and keno

beano

2
[bee-noh]
noun, plural bean·os. Chiefly British Slang.
  1. beanfeast.

Origin of beano

2
First recorded in 1885–90; bean(feast) + -o
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beano

noun plural beanos
  1. British slang a celebration, party, or other enjoyable time
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Word Origin and History for beano
n.

1888, colloquial shortening of beanfest "annual dinner given by employers for their workers" (1805); they had a reputation for rowdiness. From bean (n.) + fest (n.).

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