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beaux


  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beaux  \Beaux\,  n., 
  pl  of  {Beau}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bel-esprit  \Bel"-es*prit"\,  n.;  pl  {Beaux}{-esprits}.  [F.,  fine 
  wit.] 
  A  fine  genius,  or  man  of  wit.  ``A  man  of  letters  and  a  bel 
  esprit.''  --W.  Irving. 




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