- (often used ironically) something or someone beautiful, remarkable, or amazing.
Origin of beaut
1865–70, Americanism; by shortening from beauty
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Examples from the Web for beaut
He came in with a valise, and I saw him open it and say, 'You are a beaut, you are.'
Fergy, said the city editor, heres a beaut for you—right in your line.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
The next evening Beaut sat in the darkness on the steps before the bakery.
Beaut went on cleaning the horses and thinking of what the hunchback had said.
I saw her, an' she's some beaut; Joe ain't passin' up nuthin' like that.The Devil's Own
- a person or thing that is outstanding or distinctive
- a kind, friendly, or trustworthy person
- good or excellent
- Also: you beaut! an exclamation of joy or pleasure
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Word Origin and History for beaut
1866, abbreviated form of beauty in the sense of "a beautiful thing or person."
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