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beau

play
noun \ˈbō\

Simple Definition of beau

  • : a woman's male lover or friend

Full Definition of beau

plural beaux play \ˈbōz\ or beaus

  1. 1 :  dandy 1

  2. 2 :  boyfriend 2

Examples of beau

  1. Her beaux between marriage generally fell into two categories: ineffectual pretty boys or handsome brutes. —Joanne Kaufman, People , 21 Mar. 1988

  2. This was essentially the vehicle that had been perfected, through more than a century or two, for—and by—a continuing line of fops, beaux, macaronis, dudes, bucks, blades, swells, bloods and mashers. —Osbert Sitwell, The Scarlet Tree, 1975

  3. She introduced us to her latest beau.

  4. <her new beau brought flowers when he picked her up for their first date>



Origin of beau

French, from beau beautiful, from Latin bellus pretty


First Known Use: 1653

Rhymes with beau



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