Definition of beanfeast noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbiːnfiːst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːnfiːst//
(old-fashioned, British English)
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a party or celebration Word Origin early 19th cent.: from bean + feast. The term originally denoted an annual dinner given to employees by their employers, where beans and bacon were regarded as an indispensable dish.