Definition of beano in English:

beano

noun

British
informal
  • A party:

    ‘a traditional Bank Holiday beano’
    • ‘The Guild of Scriveners organises the beano, which involves teams dressed up in medieval garb sampling the beer in city centre pubs.’
    • ‘Those marketing types still know how to organise a beano.’
    • ‘Within reason, let them have a beano - soda-pop, lime juice, or even milk shakes are quite safe in moderation.’
    • ‘Families are sure to enjoy a four-night Christmas beano at Pontin's, which starts from just £63 per person based on four sharing a self-catering budget apartment.’
    • ‘This may sound like a surreal vignette from Oktoberfest, Munich's annual booze beano, which kicks off this weekend, but this was a much more local, less commercialised affair.’
    • ‘In the end, however, Young sickens of the relentless, soulless fakery of such beanos and retires to a humble life of scrivening in London.’
    • ‘Anne Robinson, her of The Weakest Link, was in the Telegraph yesterday telling how she shared a car with a governor who regaled her on how great the beanos and dinners were - and didn't seem to care about the rest of the job.’
    • ‘Register security chiefs promised a total and immediate clampdown, centering on limiting access to PR bunnies and a complete ban on PR-sponsored lunchtime beanos.’
    • ‘Those readers thinking of making their way to this year's Munich Oktoberfest to enjoy a bit a light stein-sucking are warned that the 2004 beer beano may a livelier affair than usual.’
    • ‘Send a Reg staffer to any corporate lunch, beano or junket (as long as you foot the bill).’
    • ‘From where I'm sitting they look revolting, as too do all those dreadful people you've invited along to your frozen food beano.’
    • ‘‘You'd get beanos with coachloads of men and women, drunk as lords by the time they got here, going wild,’ says Philip.’
    social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, social
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Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation of beanfeast.

Pronunciation

beano

/ˈbiːnəʊ/