Bean-eater



bean-eater

noun

A resident of Boston (1800+)
A person of Hispanic background, esp a Chicano; bean (1920+)

Historical Examples

By this means the great man, still despised as a Boston bean-eater, was able to bring his adversary to ruin.
American Sketches Charles Whibley

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