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1A person who habitually or frequently eats beans.
2US US. A native, inhabitant, or representative of Boston, Massachussetts; = Beantowner.Related Beantowner
3US offensive, derogatory Originally and chiefly US (derogatory and offensive). A person of Latin-American (especially Mexican) origin.
Early 18th century. From bean + eater.
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