Beau - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |boʊ|  American pronunciation of the word beau
Brit.  |bəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word beau


- a man who is the lover of a man or woman (syn: boyfriend, fellow, swain)
- a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance (syn: clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, swell)


She introduced us to her latest beau.

...her new beau brought flowers when he picked her up for their first date...

...she is the beau ideal of the beautiful but unassuming film actress...

Word forms

singular: beau
plural: beaux or beaus
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