dream·​boat ˈdrēm-ˌbōt How to pronounce dreamboat (audio)
: one that is highly desirable
especially : a very attractive person

Example Sentences

an actor who's still regarded as one of the screen's all-time great dreamboats
Recent Examples on the Web Maya and Anna are riding high when the season begins, romantically fascinated with Brandt (Jonah Beres), a bad-boy-ish dreamboat with butt-cut hair. Darren Franich, EW.com, 8 Sep. 2020 And Aaron is an idealized hot-beef dreamboat, a square-jawed pinup with hidden depths. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 29 Sep. 2022 On this album, he’s moved forward from the ’60s and ’70s to embrace the same ’80s sounds many of his peers have but still distinguishes himself as a new-school dreamboat. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 In 2022, Centineo’s roles were a little more action, a little less dreamboat. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Jan. 2023 For who embodies a certain brand of slick, leading-man cool better than Michael Douglas, from his role as a rugged dreamboat adventurer in Romancing the Stone to his oh-so-’90s taupe Cerruti suits in Basic Instinct? Liam Hess, Vogue, 19 Aug. 2022 Bouttier, as Lily's dreamboat fiancé, has dime-sized dimples and few other distinguishing characteristics — though his extended family do get several buoyant scenes, mostly in the service of innocuous culture-clash punchlines. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 19 Oct. 2022 Blood of My Blood will continue the story (and, Starz hopes, the fan fervor) by adding a new dash of romance, one that led to the birth of the Scottish dreamboat himself. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 4 Aug. 2022 Mendes promoted Gosling's new movie, The Gray Man, sharing a poster for the film in which Gosling looks like an undeniable dreamboat. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 23 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dreamboat was in 1941

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“Dreamboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamboat. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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