Definition of beano in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːnəʊ

noun (plural beanos)

British informal
A party: a traditional Bank Holiday beano
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  • Anne Robinson, her of The Weakest Link, was in the Telegraph yesterday telling how she shared a car with a governor who regaled her on how great the beanos and dinners were - and didn't seem to care about the rest of the job.
  • ‘You'd get beanos with coachloads of men and women, drunk as lords by the time they got here, going wild,’ says Philip.
  • In the end, however, Young sickens of the relentless, soulless fakery of such beanos and retires to a humble life of scrivening in London.


late 19th century: abbreviation of beanfeast.

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