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beanfeast Line breaks: bean|feast
Pronunciation: /ˈbiːnfiːst/

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Definition of beanfeast in English:


British informal
A celebratory party with plentiful food and drink: cheerful music for beanfeasts figurative a beanfeast of seminars and workshops
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  • During the Golden Globe beanfeasts in LA earlier this month, the one man every star queued to meet was the shy, slightly stunned Paul Rusesabagina, the true hero of the story.


Early 19th century: from bean + feast. The term originally denoted an annual dinner given to employees by their employers, where beans and bacon were regarded as an indispensable dish.

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