Examples of beau in a Sentence
Her beaux between marriage generally fell into two categories: ineffectual pretty boys or handsome brutes. —Joanne Kaufman, People, 21 Mar. 1988
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
She introduced us to her latest beau.
her new beau brought flowers when he picked her up for their first date
Recent Examples of beau from the Web
Young Keller had a devoted beau at one point, who was driven away by her family.
Seems that the love triangle involving Mary Jane, her boss, Justin, and her British beau Lee has become too complicated to navigate.
A Marrero woman, enraged that her boyfriend didn't want to fire up the grill on the Fourth of July, beat her beau with a baseball bat, bit him and stabbed him, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
However, just a few days ago, news surfaced that Chloe had reportedly separated from her beau of four years, Austin Nichols.
The new tat comes weeks after Kylie and current beau Travis Scott showed off matching butterfly tattoos on her Snapchat.
After all those adorable Instagram posts, Maddie Ziegler is opening up about her new beau.
Rihanna's new love revealed as Toyota heir and Naomi Campbell's ex-beau Hassan Jameel https://t.co/f5XUArb7VE pic.twitter.com/WeSpeUnw2n — Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) June 28,
Now her longtime beau Ken is following in her improbably tiny footsteps and getting a new body of his own, as well as skin color and hairstyles.
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Origin and Etymology of beau
borrowed from French, from beau, bel (masculine), belle (feminine) “beautiful, good-looking,” going back to Old French bel, going back to Latin bellus, probably going back (via *duellos, assimilated from *duenlos) to *dwenelos, diminutive of *dwe-nos “good” (whence Old Latin duenos, Latin bonus) — more at bounty
First Known Use: 1653See Words from the same year
BEAU Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beau for English Language Learners
: a woman's male lover or friend
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