Bean-feast



(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

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
noun

an annual dinner given by employers for their workers; extended to mean any festive occasion; also written bean feast
Examples

We have our bean-feast at our favorite restaurant.
Word Origin

1805

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