beano

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of beanfeast.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beano (plural beanos)

  1. A beanfeast; any noisy celebration, a party.
    • 1912, Katherine Manfield, "The Woman at the Store", Selected Short Stories:
      You gas like a kid at a Sunday School beano.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XIII:
      For all she knew, Upjohn might have got the holiday spirit and be planning to remain burning up the boulevards indefinitely, and of course nothing gives a big beano a black eye more surely than the failure to show up of the principal speaker.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 419:
      ‘Every year,’ said Lord Galen happily, ‘I have this little beano as a farewell treat before leaving France.’
  2. (figuratively) Any home-made gas or indigestion remedy.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

beano

  1. third-person plural present indicative of beare

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