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beanshooter

[been-shoo-ter] /ˈbinˌʃu tər/
noun
Origin of beanshooter
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; bean + shooter
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  • The boy who snickered this time had cause to regret it, for Mr. Crow arrested him half an hour later for carrying a bean-shooter.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon
Slang definitions & phrases for bean-shooter

bean-shooter

noun

A small-caliber pistol; popgun (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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