Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BEAU

Pronunciation:  bow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

BEAU is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: boyfriend, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fellow, fop, gallant, sheik, swain, swell, young man
 See Also: adult male, Beau Brummell, Brummell, cockscomb, coxcomb, George Bryan Brummell, lover, man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Beau\, n.; pl. F. {Beaux} (E. pron. b?z), E. {Beaus}. [F.,
a fop, fr. beau fine, beautiful, fr. L. bellus pretty, fine,
for bonulus, dim. of bonus good. See {Bounty}, and cf.
{Belle}, {Beauty}.]
1. A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion;
   a dandy.

2. A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an
   escort; a lover.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amoroso, Beau Brummel, beloved, blade, blood, boulevardier, boyfriend, caballero, Casanova, cavalier, cavaliere servente, clotheshorse, coxcomb, dandy, Don Juan, dude, esquire, exquisite, fashion plate, fellow, fine gentleman, flame, fop, fribble, gallant, gentleman friend, gigolo, inamorato, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, lady-killer, Lothario, love-maker, lover, macaroni, man, man-about-town, masher, necker, old man, petter, philanderer, puppy, Romeo, seducer, sheik, spark, sport, squire, steady, sugar daddy, swain, sweetheart, swell, truelove, young man