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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beau  \Beau\,  n.;  pl  F.  {Beaux}  (E.  pron.  b?z),  E.  {Beaus}.  [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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beau 
  n  1:  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"  [syn: 
  {boyfriend},  {fellow},  {swain},  {young  man}] 
  2:  a  man  who  is  much  concerned  with  his  dress  and  appearance 
  [syn:  {dandy},  {dude},  {fop},  {gallant},  {sheik},  {swell}, 
  {fashion  plate},  {clotheshorse}] 




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