Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.
boyfriend of a girl or woman: I think my sister has a beau.
Not to be confused with:
bow – something bent, curved, or arched; a knot usually having two ends and two loops: She tied her sash into a bow.
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.
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]
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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||beau - 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
|2.||beau - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance|
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"