beanpole
noun Date: 1798 1. a pole up which bean vines may climb 2. a tall thin person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beanpole — [n] a tall, thin person beanstalk*, broomstick*, hatrack*, stick*, string bean*; concept 417 …   New thesaurus

  • beanpole — ☆ beanpole [bēn′pōl΄ ] n. 1. a long stick put upright for bean plants to climb on 2. Informal a tall, lean person …   English World dictionary

  • beanpole — UK [ˈbiːnˌpəʊl] / US [ˈbɪnˌpoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms beanpole : singular beanpole plural beanpoles humorous informal a person who is very tall and thin …   English dictionary

  • beanpole — n. a skinny person. □ I’m getting to be such a beanpole. □ I used to be a beanpole. Look at me now both of me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • beanpole — [[t]bi͟ːnpoʊl[/t]] beanpoles N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a beanpole, you are criticizing them because you think that they are extremely tall and thin. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • beanpole — /been pohl /, n. 1. a tall pole for a bean plant to climb on. 2. Informal. a tall, lanky person. [1790 1800; BEAN + POLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • beanpole — noun a) A thin pole for supporting bean vines. b) A tall, thin person …   Wiktionary

  • Beanpole — tall, lanky person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • beanpole — Australian Slang tall, lanky person …   English dialects glossary

  • beanpole — bean|pole [ˈbi:npəul US poul] n a very tall thin person used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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