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 (brŭm′əl), George Bryan Known as "Beau Brummell." 1778-1840.
British dandy who popularized new men's fashions, including simply cut clothing, trousers rather than breeches, and elaborate neckwear. An inveterate gambler, he died in poverty in France.
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Brummell

(ˈbrʌməl)
n
(Biography) George Bryan, called Beau Brummell. 1778–1840, English dandy: leader of fashion in the Regency period
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Brum•mell

(ˈbrʌm əl)

n.
George Bryan II, Beau Brummell.
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Profiles describe an intense, success-obsessed man who worked seven days a week and encouraged those around him to be killers in their field."He didn't like wimps," his nephew told Philip Weiss of The Times."He thought competition made you sharper." He cared deeply about appearances."Freddy was always very neat, a Beau Brummell," Sam LeFrak told Weiss."He had a moustache, and that moustache was always right, perfect." He was also remorseless.
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