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Beau Brummell

[bruhm-uh l] /ˈbrʌm əl/
(George Bryan Brummell) 1778–1840, an Englishman who set the fashion in men's clothes.
an extremely or excessively well-dressed man; fop; dandy.
a dressing table for men, having a variety of elaborate arrangements of mirrors, candle brackets, etc. (invented in England in the late 18th century).
Also, Beau Brummel (for defs 2, 3) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • From the streets of New York to the runways of Chanel, the elegant, bespoke aesthetic of Beau Brummell is coming back in style.

Historical Examples
  • Chesterfield could never have been more quietly self-possessed; Beau Brummell more imperturbable.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • They were indeed works of art worthy of the genius of Beau Brummell.

    The Portland Peerage Romance Charles J. Archard
  • Beau Brummell was guilty in this respect, when he was once asked by a lady if he would "take a cup of tea."

    Talks on Talking Grenville Kleiser
  • Beau Brummell never risked his dandyhood in these mean encounters.

  • A gentleman once asked me if I knew what Beau Brummell was then employed in doing in the other world.

    The Modern Malady Cyril Bennett
  • Beau Brummell, the Prince of Dandies and the most insolent of men, was once asked by a lady if be would "take a cup of tea."

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • In his immaculate evening dress, he was a Beau Brummell among hotel clerks, that man.

    The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
  • Beau Brummell once snubbed a sovereign, but we should hate to run the risk of cutting a castle.

  • Beau Brummell, the autocrat of fashion when in his zenith, was in the days of his decline particularly shifty.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville

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