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

Definition of dreamboat

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for dreamboat


babe [slang], cutie (or cutey), dish, doll, fox, glamour-puss, hottie, knockout, looker, showstopper, ten



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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

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Gone are late nights at dive bars; locking eyes with dreamboat Luke (O-T Fagbenle); looking after her daughter. refinery29.com, "The Handmaid's Tale," 13 June 2018 At the time, June was dismayed by her mother’s reaction (understandably, considering Luke is an actual dreamboat, and who could disapprove of him?). refinery29.com, "June's Mom Took Back The Night, & Then Gilead Took Her," 3 May 2018 By contrast, James Whiteside, Ms. Abrera’s Romeo, is far less of a dreamboat but a far more incisive temperament. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "4 Buzzy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Debuts, 1 Fainthearted Production," 15 June 2018 The pairing of Paul Newman (Butch) and Robert Redford (Sundance) was dreamboat heaven in 1969, and the actors’ amiable chemistry set the standard for decades of buddy comedies to come. Jennifer Vineyard, New York Times, "The Best TV Shows and Movies New to Netflix, Amazon and More in June," 1 June 2018 Zac plays dreamboat Link Larkin, the teen heartthrob who steals Tracy Turnblad's heart and helps her fight segregation in 1960s Baltimore. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "13 Zac Efron Movies to Binge-Watch with the Squad This Weekend," 18 Dec. 2017 As Ali, Hamid Amini, who has worked with this artist on various projects, gave the remake its center of gravity as well as a touch of Hollywood dreamboat. Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter And Jason Farago, New York Times, "The Best Art of 2017," 6 Dec. 2017 Forget Noah from The Notebook — your new fave letter-writing dreamboat is former President Barack Obama. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Barack Obama's Letters to His College Girlfriend Are Now on Display at Emory University," 19 Oct. 2017 In the end, Kramer lands in bed with the exhibitionist, while Elaine misses a connection with her dreamboat. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Women less interested in sex, except when they ditch “mastering their domain”," 14 Sep. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dreamboat

informal + old-fashioned : a very attractive person

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