Synonyms for beau
- gentleman caller
- gentleman friend
- true love
Antonyms for beau
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAU
They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.
By what I can pick out of your flowery description, your brother is no beau.
I chose the latter, on account of the beau monde which the soldier had boasted of.
And there, you know who that is, that beau ideal of a hussar?
I shouldn't wonder, with such a smart ma, if she caught a beau.
Gower then decides to withdraw, and make, as he says, "beau retraite."
In the instant of encounter the beau sabreur thought that he spoke to Confederates.
How full of the savour and luxurious tang of the beau monde!
"Mebbe she air been a fightin' with her beau," piped the dwarf, from the ceiling.
Professor Dawson was Tom's beau ideal of all that a university instructor should be.
"attendant suitor of a lady," 1720, from French beau "the beautiful," noun use of an adjective, from Old French bel "beautiful, handsome, fair, genuine, real" (11c.), from Latin bellus "handsome, fine, pretty, agreeable," diminutive of bonus "good" (see bene-). Meaning "man who attends excessively to dress, etiquette, etc.; a fop; a dandy" is from 1680s, short for French beau garçon "pretty boy" (1660s).