(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
Yes, said Pryce, grimly, your people seem to have left you out of this bean-feast.
The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
It had been an old-established custom at the school that once in each term the seniors should hold a kind of bean-feast.
The Head Girl at the Gables Angela Brazil
An’ them as makes it a bean-feast ‘as got to be ‘arshly dealt with accordin’.
A Christmas Garland Max Beerbohm
If I purchase my own coffee-beans and grind them, can my breakfast be properly termed a bean-feast?
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 26 1890 Various
Another common object of the country-side was the scotale, which was a kind of bean-feast.
Medival Byways Louis F. Salzmann
“It’s wery likely some fire company’s men marching to a bean-feast, or a freemason’s funeral obscenities,” replied the alderman.
The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
noun (Brit, informal)
an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion
an annual dinner given by employers for their workers; extended to mean any festive occasion; also written bean feast
We have our bean-feast at our favorite restaurant.
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
(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees. a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided. Historical Examples The way some of the members of the Four-in-hand Club load their coaches on parade reminds me of a beanfeast!’ Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon “This is going […]
peashooter. Historical Examples The boy who snickered this time had cause to regret it, for Mr. Crow arrested him half an hour later for carrying a bean-shooter. The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon noun A small-caliber pistol; popgun (1940s+)
- Beanbag chair
a small cloth bag filled with dried beans, as for tossing in various children’s games. any such game. any similar bag used as a cushion or support, as the base for an ashtray, etc. Also called beanbag chair. a large, soft, frameless chair resembling a beanbag, typically a clothlike plastic shell, filled with plastic chips, […]