noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. beaumont, william,
  2. beaune,
  3. beauport,
  4. beauregard,
  5. beauregard, pierre gustave toutant,
  6. beauteous,
  7. beauteously,
  8. beautician,
  9. beautification,
  10. beautiful

Origin of beaut

1865–70, Americanism; by shortening from beauty

Can be confusedbeaut butte Butte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beaut

British Dictionary definitions for beaut



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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