Meaning of “beau” in the English Dictionary

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"beau" in English

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beaunoun [ C ]

uk /bəʊ/ us /boʊ/ plural beaux uk /bəʊz/ us /boʊz/ beaus old-fashioned

a boyfriend

Examples from literature

  • But I'm an old woman, I am, and I've never had time to be a young one, and I've never had a beau nor nothing. 
  • I suppose you've had a beau some time or other. 
  • Is he your beau? 
  • Once he told her frankly that if she ever got a beau, he—Jimmy—was going to quit. 
  • Why, I vow, I could sometimes have taken him for a beau. 

(Definition of “beau” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)