follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for beanpole

beanpole

/ˈbiːnˌpəʊl/
noun
1.
a tall stick or pole used to support bean plants
2.
(slang) a tall thin person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for beanpole

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for beanpole

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for beanpole

12
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for beanpole