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beanpole

[been-pohl] /ˈbinˌpoʊl/
noun
1.
a tall pole for a bean plant to climb on.
2.
Informal. a tall, lanky person.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; bean + pole1
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British Dictionary definitions for bean-pole

beanpole

/ˈbiːnˌpəʊl/
noun
1.
a tall stick or pole used to support bean plants
2.
(slang) a tall thin person
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Slang definitions & phrases for bean-pole

beanpole

noun

A tall, thin person; hatrack: She was tall, but no beanpole (1830s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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