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boyfriend of a girl or woman: I think my sister has a beau.
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bow – something bent, curved, or arched; a knot usually having two ends and two loops: She tied her sash into a bow.
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n. pl. beaus or beaux (bōz)
1. A male companion or friend with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship.
2. A dandy; a fop.
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n, pl beaux (bəʊ; bəʊz) or beaus (bəʊz)
1. a lover, sweetheart, or escort of a girl or woman
2. a man who is greatly concerned with his clothes and appearance; dandy
[C17: from French, from Old French biau, from Latin bellus handsome, charming]
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n., pl. beaus, beaux (bōz).
1. a girl's or woman's sweetheart.
2. a dandy; fop.
[1250–1300; Middle English < French < Latin bellus beautiful]
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|Noun||1.||beau - a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"|
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
|2.||beau - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance|
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
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noun (Chiefly U.S.) boyfriend, man, guy (informal), date, lover, young man, steady, escort, admirer, fiancé, sweetheart, suitor, swain, toy boy, leman (archaic), fancy man (slang) She appeared with her new beau.
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A. N (beaus, beaux (pl)) [bəʊz] (= fop) → petimetre m, dandy m; (= ladies' man) → galán m; (= suitor) → pretendiente m; (= sweetheart) → novio m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
beau[ˈbəʊ] [beaux] [ˈbəʊ ˈbəʊz ˈbəʊ ˈbəʊz] (pl) [beaus] [ˈbəʊz] (pl) n (old-fashioned) (= boyfriend, lover) → petit ami m
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