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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.

Usage examples (29)
  • According to the Daily Star, Kerry has even taken her new beau to Warrington to meet her mom.
  • Theron's long-term beau is Irish actor Stuart Townsend.
  • "Well, Aunt Olivia, your beau is off," she announced cheerfully.
  • He alighted on the word beau hurriedly, like a bird coming to ground with a little bounce. for more
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  • A "beau" is a boyfriend; "beaus" or "beaux" are more than one beau. A "bow" is a weapon that shoots arrows, a stick for playing the violin, anything curved, or a decorative knot.
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