boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man(noun)
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"
dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(noun)
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
A man with a reputation for fine dress and etiquette; a dandy or fop.
A male lover; a boyfriend.
A male escort.
used since mid-twentieth century.
Origin: Shortened from surname type given names such as Beauregard or Beaumont, or from the word beau.
a man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy
a man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover
Beau is a specialist twelve-string guitar player who first became known in the late 1960s through his recordings for John Peel's Dandelion Records label. He released two albums on Dandelion - Beau and Creation which featured Jim Milne and Steve Clayton from Tractor as backing musicians on some tracks, plus the single "1917 Revolution" which had greater success abroad than it did in the UK. "1917 Revolution" is said to have been the inspiration for America's "A Horse With No Name". His best known song however is probably "The Roses Of Eyam" which folk singer Roy Bailey took around the world and which he recorded on his Hard Times LP in 1985. This version was subsequently re-released on Bailey's Past Masters CD in 1998. Beau himself released the song officially for the first time as a bonus track on the 2007 UK reissue of the original Beau disc, and on the 2008 Japanese release of the same album. A CD of eighteen previously unissued songs - Edge Of The Dark - was issued on the Angel Air label in 2009, followed in 2011 by the Cherry Red download albums The Way It Was and Creation Recreated. The latter was a remastered, partially remixed and much expanded version of 1971’s Creation. Beau also contributed a previously unreleased song - In The Court Of Conscience - to vinyl specialist Fruits de Mer Records' 2012 Annual, and a 180gram vinyl version of The Way It Was was issued by Ritual Echo Records in 2012.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bō, n. a man attentive to dress or fashion: a fop or dandy: a lover:—pl. Beaux (bōz):—fem. Belle.—n. Beau′-idē′al, ideal excellence, or an imaginary standard of perfection: the person in which such is realised.—adj. Beau′ish.—ns. Beau′-monde, the gay or fashionable world; Beaupere′ (Spens.), a term of courtesy for 'father,' esp. of ecclesiastical persons: a companion. [Fr. beau, bel—L. bellus, fine, gay, as if for a benulus, dim. of benus = bonus, good.]
The numerical value of beau in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of beau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
(Beau) made you want to be a better person.
I have never seen anyone like him. He was the beau-ideal of a soldier and a gentlemen.
Above the sky, everything is beautiful, but alone. (Au-dessus du ciel, Tout est beau, mais seul)
Beau Biden believed the best of us all, for him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher.
Beau Biden was an original. He was a good man. A man of character. A man who loved deeply and was loved in return, to know Joe and the rest of the Biden family is to understand why Beau lived the life he did.
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