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(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 to be a beanfeast, I can see,” smiled the captive.
Love and the Ironmonger F. J. (Frederick John) Randall

“Look too much as if we were out for a beanfeast, my boy,” objected his father.
In Brief Authority F. Anstey

I turn and see a number of men sitting inside and looking almost as cheerful as a beanfeast in Epping Forest.
War and the Future H. G. Wells

noun (Brit, informal)
an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion


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