beau

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beau

noun \ˈbō\

: a woman's male lover or friend

plural beaux \ˈbōz\ or beaus

Full Definition of BEAU

1
:  dandy 1
2
:  boyfriend 2

Examples of BEAU

  1. She introduced us to her latest beau.
  2. <her new beau brought flowers when he picked her up for their first date>
  3. Her beaux between marriage generally fell into two categories: ineffectual pretty boys or handsome brutes. —Joanne Kaufman, People , 21 Mar. 1988

Origin of BEAU

French, from beau beautiful, from Latin bellus pretty
First Known Use: 1683

Rhymes with BEAU

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