dream·​boat | \ ˈdrēm-ˌbōt How to pronounce dreamboat (audio) \

Definition of dreamboat

: one that is highly desirable especially : a very attractive person

Synonyms & Antonyms for dreamboat



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of dreamboat in a Sentence

an actor who's still regarded as one of the screen's all-time great dreamboats
Recent Examples on the Web For one thing, the guy’s a dreamboat: flawless skin, soulful eyes, meticulously tousled hair. New York Times, 21 Oct. 2021 It's been eight years since his character, Dr Patrick Reid, died on popular drama Offpsring, but the real-life dreamboat that is Matt LeNevez is back. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 13 Sep. 2021 In one episode, Dixie plans a romantic date for herself and her boyfriend, the TikTok creator Noah Beck, a gentle, square-jawed dreamboat who seems plucked straight from the pages of Lisa Simpson’s Non-Threatening Boys Magazine. The New Yorker, 10 Sep. 2021 Back in their playing-at-Woodstock days, Santana was a total dreamboat with a plumage of black curls and his signature mustache. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2021 Despite these obstacles, Tayshia soldiers on, giving viewers joyous Baywatch vibes during her first group date and a fearlessly honest initial one-on-one date with Massachusetts dreamboat Brendan Morais. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 11 Nov. 2020 Paxton, like many classic rom-com dreamboats, has a soul behind his penetrating stare. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 10 May 2020 The Emmy-winning actress is talking about her character, Ruby, who embarks on a cross-country train journey with her university boyfriend Billy (Irish dreamboat Domhnall Gleeson). Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 12 May 2020 When the powers-that-be killed off the dreamboat Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in Season 11, ratings did not sink — and the show remains a hit for ABC. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dreamboat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of dreamboat

1941, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About dreamboat

Time Traveler for dreamboat

Time Traveler

The first known use of dreamboat was in 1941

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near dreamboat

dream away


dream book

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dreamboat

Last Updated

31 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Dreamboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamboat. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for dreamboat



English Language Learners Definition of dreamboat

: a very attractive person


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!