beano

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of beanfeast., +‎ -o.

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[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XIII, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855, page 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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