noun, plural beaus, beaux [bohz] /boʊz/.
verb (used with object)
Origin of beau
Examples from the Web for beau
Whatever the reason, Burton was committed enough to leave tiny Bunker Hill to seek out her beau.
Kudos to the voters for nominating Allison Janney and Beau Bridges for the blistering guest turns, too.The Enraging Emmy Nominations: 20 Snubs and Surprises|Kevin Fallon|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People know Kurt Sutter and Vince Gilligan and Beau Willimon from House of Cards.Jim Rash on ‘The Writers’ Room’ and the Future of ‘Community’|Kevin Fallon|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beau Kilmer, co-director of the drug policy research center at RAND Corporation, calls the decision “extremely frustrating.”Gov't Abandons Best Survey for Counting U.S. Drug Users|Abby Haglage|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1996, he produced Hidden in America, a film starring his brother Beau, about the plight of the working poor in America.The Dude Is Up for Breakfast: Jeff Bridges’ New Push on Childhood Hunger|Eleanor Clift|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"She must step very hoigh," said the gentleman, turning round: and Philip recognised the beau in the stage-coach.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Beau of late had often pondered the choice of his successor.The Passionate Elopement|Compton Mackenzie
He seems, indeed, to be the delight of human kind, as their beau ideal of human nature.The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1|Daniel Webster
Sisters, this married woman was just dying to change off her husband for the beau that was devoting all his energies to me.Phemie Frost's Experiences|Ann S. Stephens
Mrs. Arling chirped, "That is your beau, so you see I have kept my word, and there he is."The Conquest|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for beau
noun plural beaux (bəʊ, bəʊz) or beaus (bəʊz)
Word Origin for beau
Word Origin and History for beau
"attendant suitor of a lady," 1720, from French beau "the beautiful," noun use of an adjective, from Old French bel "beautiful, handsome, fair, genuine, real" (11c.), from Latin bellus "handsome, fine, pretty, agreeable," diminutive of bonus "good" (see bene-). Meaning "man who attends excessively to dress, etiquette, etc.; a fop; a dandy" is from 1680s, short for French beau garçon "pretty boy" (1660s).