Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a Mexican
  • n. A pitch deliberately thrown at the head (the bean) of the batter.
  • n. A superior or admirable person; something excellent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head

Etymologies

From bean +‎ -er. Literally "a person who eats refried beans". (Wiktionary)
Unknown. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For context, we need to look back to November 2008, when a group of Long Island teens attacked and killed Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero as part of a destructive pastime that they called "beaner hopping" - slang the teens used for tracking down and assaulting Latinos.

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  • Gringo is a legitime word that sometimes is used in a derogatory way, but is very different to a word like greaser, wetback or beaner, which is derogatory from the conception. (native Mexican, location unkown) chinagringo

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  • The cart had a license plate with the letters "BNR," which stood for "beaner" -- a derogatory term used to describe Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.

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  • Here's a clip where cast member Braden Bacha calls Kevin Campbell a "beaner" an inappropriate and derogatory term that refers to people of Mexican descent and tells him to "go back to Mexico."

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  • And how blessed she is to have a healthy new "beaner".

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  • According to the prosecutor in the case, the two went hunting for a "beaner" to beat and rob.

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  • He looked so American, with his blond hair, blue eyes, and rosy complexion, but all that came out of his mouth was "beaner" talk.

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  • It is similar to the racist "beaner" (forgive the use, it is an illustration) moniker.

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  • Long ago, a friend pointed out that the word "beaner" isn't really an offensive term because beans are really good.

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  • Lenny Bruce did not die so some Waspy motherfucker from the valley can use the word "beaner" on stage.

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