Beau Brummel


Beau Brum·​mel
variants or less commonly Beau Brummell
plural Beau Brummels also Beau Brummells
: a typical or extreme dandy
: a man's dressing table of 18th century design with an adjustable mirror, side leaves, and many small drawers or compartments

Word History


after Beau Brummell, nickname of George B. Brummell †1840 English dandy

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Beau Brummel was in 1834

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“Beau Brummel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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