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beanery

[bee-nuh-ree] /ˈbi nə ri/
noun, plural beaneries. Informal.
1.
a cheap, usually inferior, restaurant.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; bean + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for beanery

beanery

/ˈbiːnərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
(US, informal) a cheap restaurant
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Word Origin and History for beanery
n.

"cheap restaurant," 1884, American English, from bean (n.) + -ery.

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Slang definitions & phrases for beanery

beanery

noun

A restaurant or diner, esp a cheap one: a beanery in Hell's Kitchen (1890s+)


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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