Etymology: colloquialism stemming from misinterpretation if a circa 1986 DIY t-shirt that was meant to say "B e A n A n i m a l". Upon seeing the garment, many asked "what is a Bean Animal?"
: a carnivorous sometimes solitary ape-like descendent regarded for its intellect and DIY abilities. only one specimen is known to exist.
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Usage: often attributive
the activity of doing or making something (as in woodworking or home repair) without professional training or assistance; broadly:an activity in which one does something oneself or on one's own initiative.