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

1865–70, Americanism; by shortening from beauty
Can be confusedbeaut butte Butte
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Historical Examples

  • He came in with a valise, and I saw him open it and say, 'You are a beaut, you are.'

    The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan


  • 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.

    Marching Men

    Sherwood Anderson

  • Beaut went on cleaning the horses and thinking of what the hunchback had said.

    Marching Men

    Sherwood Anderson

  • I saw her, an' she's some beaut; Joe ain't passin' up nuthin' like that.

    The Devil's Own

    Randall Parrish

British Dictionary definitions for beaut


  1. a person or thing that is outstanding or distinctive
  2. a kind, friendly, or trustworthy person
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  1. good or excellent
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  1. 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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