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jellybean

[jel-ee-been] /ˈdʒɛl iˌbin/
noun
1.
a small, bean-shaped, usually brightly colored candy with a hard sugar coating and a firm gelatinous filling.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; jelly + bean
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British Dictionary definitions for jelly-bean

jellybean

/ˈdʒɛlɪˌbiːn/
noun
1.
a bean-shaped sweet with a brightly coloured coating around a gelatinous filling
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Word Origin and History for jelly-bean

jellybean

n.

1905, from jelly (n.) + bean (n.). So called for its shape. Soon used in U.S. slang for "stupid person," probably encouraged by the slang sense of bean as "head."

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Slang definitions & phrases for jelly-bean

jellybean

noun
  1. A gaudily dressed man; faddish dresser (1919+)
  2. A stupid person; fool; sap: The jelly beans I went to school with (1915+)
  3. A novice; rookie (1950s+ Baseball)

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