bean


bean

noun

Definition of BEAN

1
the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth <he tried to duck, but the pitch still hit him squarely on the bean>
Synonyms bean, block [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll
Related Words cranium, crown, scalp, skull; occiput
3
beans pl  language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <I know something about gardening, and you're full of beans>
4
beans pl  the smallest amount or part imaginable <had trouble finding a job because he didn't know beans about computers>
Synonyms beans, bubkes (also bupkes or bupkus), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], doodley-squat (or doodly-squat), fig, ghost, hoot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoop

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