pretty boy

noun

Definition of pretty boy 

informal + usually disparaging

: a man who is notably good-looking also : dandy sense 1

Examples of pretty boy in a Sentence

Movie critics seem to finally agree that this pretty boy can act. a downtown dance club with lots of pretty boys in attendance

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Not a pretty boy, but handsome is as handsome does. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Red Caddy," 24 Apr. 2018 There’s a pretty boy named Ivan, a collection of wise and large-minded older people. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Alan Hollinghurst’s Long Journey," 30 Mar. 2018 Subconsciously, my affection for pretty boys has continued into adulthood. Alim Kheraj, GQ, "You're (Gay) Crushing It, Bro," 15 Mar. 2018 Keith Urban shares the 'Texas' love at RodeoHouston Stapleton is like an outlaw alien of some sort who landed amid the pretty boys, polished ballads and bro anthems that populate RodeoHouston. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Chris Stapleton's second spin at RodeoHouston is as good as his first," 17 Mar. 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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pretty boy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pretty boy

: a man who is very attractive

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