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beaut

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noun Informal.
  1. (often used ironically) something or someone beautiful, remarkable, or amazing.

Origin of beaut

1865–70, Americanism; by shortening from beauty
Can be confusedbeaut butte Butte
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Examples from the Web for beauts

Historical Examples

  • You havent had a good pair of horns yet, and that fellow has some beauts.

    Jack Ranger's Gun Club

    Clarence Young

  • "They are 'beauts,' all of them, and I'll give them a good chance to spread themselves," said Sam.

    The Fat of the Land

    John Williams Streeter


British Dictionary definitions for beauts

beaut

noun
  1. a person or thing that is outstanding or distinctive
  2. a kind, friendly, or trustworthy person
adjective
  1. good or excellent
interjection
  1. Also: you beaut! an exclamation of joy or pleasure
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Word Origin and History for beauts

beaut

n.

1866, abbreviated form of beauty in the sense of "a beautiful thing or person."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper