meaning of beano

beano meaning in General Dictionary

a game where numbered balls tend to be attracted and arbitrary and people cover the correponding numbers to their cards

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  • a game title for which numbered balls tend to be attracted randomly and players cover the corresponding figures to their cards

beano meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1888, colloquial shortening of beanfest "annual dinner written by companies for his or her employees" (1805); that they had a reputation for rowdiness. From bean (letter.) + fest (letter.).