beenship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin obscure. Perhaps from been, bene (prayer, petition) +‎ -ship, and/or from dialectal bein, bien (in good condition, well-to-do, cosy) +‎ -ship. More at bene, bein, bain.

Noun[edit]

beenship (uncountable)

  1. (UK dialectal) Worship; goodness.