noun Chiefly British Slang.
(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
Also, beanfest [been-fest] .

1795–1805; bean + feast Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bean-feast
World English Dictionary
beanfeast (ˈbiːnˌfiːst)
1.  an annual dinner given by employers to employees
2.  any festive or merry occasion

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  bean-feast
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an annual dinner given by employers for their workers; extended to mean any festive occasion; also written bean feast
Example:  We have our bean-feast at our favorite restaurant.
Etymology:  1805's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature