Beau Brummel

Beau Brum·​mel
variants: or less commonly Beau Brummell \ (ˈ)bō-​ˈbrə-​məl How to pronounce Beau Brummell (audio) \
plural Beau Brummels also Beau Brummells

Definition of Beau Brummel

1 : a typical or extreme dandy
2 : a man's dressing table of 18th century design with an adjustable mirror, side leaves, and many small drawers or compartments

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First Known Use of Beau Brummel

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Beau Brummel

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

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“Beau Brummel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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