beanpole

noun bean·pole \ ˈbēn-ˌpōl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of beanpole

1 : a pole up which bean vines may climb
2 : a tall thin person

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First Known Use of beanpole

circa 1749

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : a tall and thin person


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