BEAU

boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain

(noun) a man who is the lover of a man or woman; “if I’d known he was her boyfriend I wouldn’t have asked”; “When the law changed, Pet could finally married his long-time boyfriend Jim”

dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse

(noun) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Proper noun

Beau

A male given name used since mid-twentieth century.

Coordinate terms

• Belle (female given name)

Anagrams

• Aube, aube

Etymology

Noun

beau (plural beaux or beaus)

(dated) A man with a reputation for fine dress and etiquette; a dandy or fop.

(dated) A male lover; a boyfriend.

A male escort.

A suitor of a lady.

Anagrams

• Aube, aube

Source: Wiktionary


Beau, n.; pl. F. Beaux (E. pron. b), E. Beaus. Etym: [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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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