beaut
beaut eaut (b[=u]t), n. [From beauty.] an outstanding example of its kind; as, when I make a mistake it's a beaut.

Syn: beauty. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • beaut — [bju:t] n [singular] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: beauty] AmE AusE spoken used to say that something is either very good, attractive, or impressive ▪ That last catch was a beaut …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beaut — [ bjut ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL something that you think is very good: That shot was a real beaut! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beaut — ☆ beaut [byo͞ot ] n. Slang one that is beautiful or superlative: often used ironically [his alibi was a beaut] …   English World dictionary

  • beaut — 1866, abbreviated form of BEAUTY (Cf. beauty) in the sense of a beautiful thing or person …   Etymology dictionary

  • beaut — 1 noun (singular) AmE & AustrE informal a (real) beaut used to say that something is either very good or very bad: That last catch was a beaut. 2 adjective AustrE informal very good: Had a good day? It was beaut …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beaut — UK [bjuːt] / US [bjut] noun [countable] Word forms beaut : singular beaut plural beauts American informal something that you think is very good That shot was a real beaut! …   English dictionary

  • beaut — /bjut / (say byooht) Colloquial –adjective 1. fine; good: a beaut car; *Hughie s beaut, thought the boy, feeling a surge of affection for Hughie –randolph stow, 1965. –interjection Also, you beaut. 2. (an exclamation of approval, delight,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • beaut — noun /bjuːt/ a) Something or someone that is physically attractive. That new car of yours is a real beaut. b) Something that is a remarkable example of its type. Bruno lifted his left hand out of the bucket in order to point out to Catfoot a lump …   Wiktionary

  • beaut — I Australian Slang 1. fine; good: a beaut car ; 2. exclamation of approval, delight, enthusiasm, etc.; 3. a) something successful or highly valued; b) pleasant, agreeable, trustworthy person II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) great; good fun; that ll be …   English dialects glossary

  • beaut — [bjut] n. someone or something excellent, not necessarily beautiful. □ Man, his fishing rod’s a beaut! □ This is a beaut of a day! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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