Beau meaning

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(old-fashioned) The sweetheart or courter of a woman or girl.
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A male companion or friend with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship.
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(dated) A male lover; a boyfriend.
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(dated) A man with a reputation for fine dress and etiquette; a dandy or fop.
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A male given name used since mid-twentieth century.
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A dandy; a fop.
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(archaic) A dandy.
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A male escort.
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The definition of beau refers to a man who a woman is dating or to a man who pays too much attention to how he looks.

An example of a beau is the man who regularly takes a woman out to dinner and gives her flowers.

An example of a beau is a man who spends hours in front of the mirror grooming himself.

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Origin of beau

  • French from beau, bel handsome from Latin bellus deu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from surname type given names such as Beauregard or Beaumont, or from the word beau.

    From Wiktionary

  • Borrowing from French beau < Latin bellus (“beautiful”).

    From Wiktionary