Beau Brummell

[ bruhm-uhl ]

  1. George Bryan Brummell, 1778–1840, an Englishman who set the fashion in men's clothes.

  2. an extremely or excessively well-dressed man; fop; dandy.

  1. 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 Brum·mel (for defs. 2, 3) .

Words Nearby Beau Brummell Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Beau Brummell in a sentence

  • From the streets of New York to the runways of Chanel, the elegant, bespoke aesthetic of Beau Brummell is coming back in style.

    Return of the Dandy | Renata Espinosa | April 1, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Remmy Carroll's personal appearance was not quite as distingu as that of his great contemporary, Beau Brummell.

    Bits of Blarney | R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • 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, 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
  • Chesterfield could never have been more quietly self-possessed; Beau Brummell more imperturbable.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man | Metta Victoria Fuller Victor