Definition of beau noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//boʊ//
(pl. beaux, beaus
BrE BrE//bəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//boʊz//
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a woman’s male lover or friend Word Originlate 17th cent. (referring to a rich, fashionable young man): from French, literally ‘handsome’, from Latin bellus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beau

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