Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
  2. (noun, person) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

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Alternate forms of Beau

Hyponyms: cockscomb, coxcomb, macaroni

Hypernyms: adult male, lover, man

Origin of the word Beau

  1. "attendant suitor of a lady," 1720, from Fr. beau "the beautiful," noun use of an adjective, from O.Fr. bel "beautiful, handsome, fair, genuine, real," from L. bellus "handsome, fine," dim. of bonus "good" (see bene-). Meaning "man who attends excessively to dress, etiquette, etc.; a fop; a dandy" is from 1680s, short for Fr. beau gar?on "pret… more

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Words that sound like Beau

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