Definitions of beau

  1. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  2. 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"
  3. A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.
  4. A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.
  5. A man who dresses himself strictly according to the fashion; a ladies man or suitor; an escort; a lover.
  6. A fine, gay man, fond of dress: a lover:- pl. BEAUX, boz.
  7. BELLE.
  8. A dressy, or gallant man; a lover.
  9. A ladies man; a dandy.
  10. An escort or lover.
  11. A gay man that attends much to dress; in familiar language, a man who pays attention to a lady; a lover.

Usage examples for beau

  1. But if I liked him, if he were the beau ideal of my dreams, could I break the vow I made one day in your presence? – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  2. He always declares that you are the very beau ideal of an English country gentleman." – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  3. " Pray for France, little one," he murmured, and she repeated with a pale smile: " For France and you, beau Monsieur." – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  4. Jack Dane's found Beau – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  5. She had a beau and I used to steal his letters and pretend I had read them, just for the fun of seeing her get in a rage. – Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer by Rena I. Halsey
  6. Beau said the boy, I've had such a dream! – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  7. " As you will, dear Beau laughed Mr. Lovely. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  8. " Jane Morton's got a beau – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  9. Indeed, he is the ideal French beau very much in love. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  10. At the head of it rode Young, the beau sabreur of Georgia, erect, gallant, with his brave eye and smile. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  11. My mother's delighted at the idea,- yes, Beau – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  12. In fact, he was an old beau of mine. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. Le Beau shrugged his shoulders. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  14. I suppose I shall have to invite some other young gentleman besides yourself, for the girls will hardly fancy the old Indian for a beau – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  15. " It ain't a question of liking it, Beau he rebuked me. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. " Say, Beau Johnny Hedges would ask, when I appeared of a morning, " what happened in the great world last night?" – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. And if I were, beau sire? – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. " Thank you, no," said Beau – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  19. " 'Tis bad enough, I vow," laughed an old beau who sought fame as a man of a cynical turn of humor. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. Personally she would have preferred very much not to have a beau – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith