beau idealbeau i·de·al
- ideal beauty
- the perfect type or conception: a sense due to mistranslation: the beau ideal of fashion
Origin of beau idealFrench beau idéal
nounpl. beau ideals
- The concept of perfect beauty.
- An idealized type or model: the beau ideal of a high-ranking army officer.
Origin of beau idealFrench beau idéal beau perfect idéal ideal
(plural beaux ideals)
- Nonstandard spelling of beau idéal.