beau

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/boʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bō)

Inflections of 'beau' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
beaus
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
beaux
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
beau /boʊ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  beaus, beaux /boʊz/USA pronunciation  .
  1. a girl's or woman's sweetheart.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
beau  (bō),USA pronunciation n., pl.  beaus, beaux (bō),USA pronunciation  v. 

n. 
  1. a frequent and attentive male companion.
  2. a male escort for a girl or woman.
  3. a dandy;
    fop.

v.t. 
  1. to escort (a girl or woman), as to a social gathering.
beauish, adj. 
  • Latin bellus beautiful
  • French
  • Middle English 1250–1300
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged peacock, swell, blade, dude, coxcomb.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
beau /bəʊ/ n ( pl beaux /bəʊ; bəʊz/, beaus /bəʊz/)
  1. a lover, sweetheart, or escort of a girl or woman
  2. a man who is greatly concerned with his clothes and appearance; dandy
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Old French biau, from Latin bellus handsome, charming
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