dreamboat

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

Definition of dreamboat

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

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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 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, "Tayshia Adams Isn’t Here To Save The Bachelorette," 11 Nov. 2020 Paxton, like many classic rom-com dreamboats, has a soul behind his penetrating stare. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "“Never Have I Ever,” Reviewed: Hotness and Hotheads," 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, "Merritt Wever Makes Sense Of That Jaw-Dropping Run Twist," 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, "The TV Show I Love: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’," 13 Apr. 2020 Between dreamboats Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa and Timothée Chalamet (plus, um, Zendaya!!), we're sold. Cecilia Nowell, Marie Claire, "The Best New Teen Movies of 2020," 3 Apr. 2020 The result is an unbelievably creamy, crunchy, meaty dreamboat of a bite. NBC News, "Chefs and food pros share their best holiday potluck dishes," 9 Dec. 2019 As might be expected, the Internet was overjoyed at the prospect that their collective dreamboat might have found some happiness in his personal life and took to social media to share their excitement. Cady Lang, Time, "Keanu Reeves Joining Hands With Artist Alexandra Grant on the Red Carpet Has Fans Feeling Joyous," 5 Nov. 2019 Oscar winner McQueen was known for his Hollywood dreamboat looks and devil-may-care attitude. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "What did the real characters in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ look like?," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of dreamboat

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dreamboat was in 1941

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23 Nov 2020

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“Dreamboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamboat. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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dreamboat

noun
How to pronounce dreamboat (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dreamboat

informal + old-fashioned : a very attractive person

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