string bean


Definition of string bean

1 : a bean of one of the older varieties of kidney bean that have stringy fibers on the lines of separation of the pods broadly : snap bean
2 : a very tall thin person

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Examples of string bean in a Sentence

Her boyfriend's a real string bean.
Recent Examples on the Web On a slate gray morning in late May, Robert Thurman Sr. grabbed a paper bag of string bean seeds and poured them into the hopper of a garden seeder. Rashod Taylor, ProPublica, 14 Oct. 2021 Holmes, in those days, was a string bean, six feet tall, 150 pounds, hair still cut in a military buzz. Mike Sager, Rolling Stone, 17 Sep. 2021 Here, recreate the Hatsushima family’s string bean dish, called Gomaae, and a Rice & Miso-style Soba Noodle salad. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, 13 May 2021 Only this time, Jones wasn’t that string bean who arrived from Jacksonville in the spring of 2017. Michael Casagrande |, al, 19 Nov. 2020 Game of Thrones quite possibly ruined me forever for stories about scrappy little string beans whose heart and brains win against evil forces. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2020 Deontay Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Creg Stephenson |, al, 23 Nov. 2019 Your kitchen stays mercifully clean, spared the indignity of yet another failed string bean casserole. Christina Tkacik,, 19 Nov. 2019 In that first season, Antetokounmpo grew two inches and got stronger, beginning his development from a string bean to one of the league's most relentless forces. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of string bean

1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of string bean was in 1754

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“String bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of string bean

: a type of long, thin green bean
: a very tall thin person

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Kids Definition of string bean

: a bean with a long slender pod that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable

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