beau


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beau

 (bō)
n. pl. beaus or beaux (bōz)
1. A male companion or friend with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship.
2. A dandy; a fop.

[French, from beau, bel, handsome, from Latin bellus; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

beau

(bəʊ)
n, pl beaux (bəʊ; bəʊz) or beaus (bəʊz)
1. a lover, sweetheart, or escort of a girl or woman
2. a man who is greatly concerned with his clothes and appearance; dandy
[C17: from French, from Old French biau, from Latin bellus handsome, charming]

beau

(boʊ)

n., pl. beaus, beaux (bōz).
1. a girl's or woman's sweetheart.
2. a dandy; fop.
[1250–1300; Middle English < French < Latin bellus beautiful]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beau - a man who is the lover of a girl or young womanbeau - a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.beau - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearancebeau - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"

beau

noun (Chiefly U.S.) boyfriend, man, guy (informal), date, lover, young man, steady, escort, admirer, fiancé, sweetheart, suitor, swain, toy boy, leman (archaic), fancy man (slang) She appeared with her new beau.

beau

noun
1. A man who is the favored companion of a woman:
Informal: fellow.
2. A man who courts a woman:
Translations
galánšvihák
hienostelijakeikaripoikaystävä

beau

[bəʊ]
A. N (beaus, beaux (pl)) [bəʊz] (= fop) → petimetre m, dandy m; (= ladies' man) → galán m; (= suitor) → pretendiente m; (= sweetheart) → novio m
B. ADJ beau ideallo bello ideal; (= person) → tipo m ideal

beau

[ˈbəʊ] [beaux] [ˈbəʊ ˈbəʊz ˈbəʊ ˈbəʊz] (pl) [beaus] [ˈbəʊz] (pl) n (old-fashioned) (= boyfriend, lover) → petit ami m

beau

n (old)
(= dandy)Beau m (dated)
(= suitor)Galan m (dated), → Kavalier m
References in classic literature ?
Next morning we walked to Rosenlaui, the BEAU ID'EAL of Swiss scenery, where we spent the middle of the day in an excursion to the glacier.
Hannah's beau takes all her time 'n' thought, and when she gits a husband her mother'll be out o' sight and out o' mind.
Rose at Exeter, a prodigious smart young man, quite a beau, clerk to Mr.
He never knew--never, indeed, had any cause to know--that somewhat grotesque dread of mirrors, and polished metal surfaces, and still water which came upon the young Parisian so early in his life, and was occasioned by the sudden decay of a beau that had once, apparently, been so remarkable.
She has shown us how to take the friction out of conversation, and taught us refinements of politeness which were rare even among the Beau Brummels of pre-telephonic days.
I do envy you your happiness, I can tell you; for I think any beau better than none, though Mr.
This was like removing to a fashionable square, or living in a beau quartier of a capital.
Altogether, she was a small, round thing, as neat as a pink and white double daisy, and as guileless; for I hope it does not argue guile in a pretty damsel of nineteen, to think that she should like to have a beau and be "engaged," when her elder sister had already been in that position a year and a half.
I suspected a degree of laxity in his code of morals, there was something so cold and BLASE in his tone whenever he alluded to what he called "le beau sexe;" but he was too gentlemanlike to intrude topics I did not invite, and as he was really intelligent and really fond of intellectual subjects of discourse, he and I always found enough to talk about, without seeking themes in the mire.
These operations finished, with the slow and dignified step of a full-dressed beau I ascended the rock.
old beau loves with an hysterical fervor that requires four adjectives to every noun to properly describe.
It has also found out that they will entertain a brilliant and distinguished circle of the ELITE of the BEAU MONDE (the fashionable intelligence is weak in English, but a giant refreshed in French) at the ancient and hospitable family seat in Lincolnshire.