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English noun: beau

1. beau (person) a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

SamplesIf I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked.

Synonymsboyfriend, fellow, swain, young man

Broader (hypernym)adult male, lover, man

2. beau (person) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Synonymsclotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell

Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

Narrower (hyponym)cockscomb, coxcomb, macaroni

Instance hyponymBeau Brummell, Brummell, George Bryan Brummell

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