beanie vs beany what difference

what is difference between beanie and beany


Alternative forms

  • beenie


From bean (the head) +‎ -ie.


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbiː.ni/
  • Rhymes: -iːni


beanie (plural beanies)

  1. A cap that fits the head closely, usually knitted from wool.
    Enrique Iglesias is often seen wearing a beanie.
  2. A head-hugging brimless cap, with or without a visor, made from triangular sections of cloth, leather, or silk joined by a button at the crown and seamed together around the sides.
  3. (informal) A Beanie Baby, a small soft toy filled with beans or similar stuffing.


  • (cap): knit cap, knit hat, skull cap, skullie, skully, snow cap, snow hat, ski cap, sock cap, stocking cap, toque (Canada), watch cap, woolly hat (UK), wooly hat




bean +‎ -y


  • Rhymes: -iːni


beany (comparative beanier or more beany, superlative beaniest or most beany)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of beans.
    • 1863, The country gentleman (volume 21, page 331)
      Those who like the beany taste in baked beans, will like the Pea bean better than the Blue Pod []
    • 1985, William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi, Tofutti and Other Soy Ice Creams (page 221)
      Some producers even add powdered soymilk or soy flour, but the latter can give an objectionable beany flavor.
    • 1988, Angie Gilligan, Household Dilemma (in The New British Poetry 1968-88)
      the little plates / in the sink / and the big spoon / and the baked beany pan



  • Abney, Baney, Bayne, Bynea

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