dreamboat
noun Date: circa 1944 slang one that is highly desirable; especially a very attractive person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dreamboat — romantically desirable person, 1947, from DREAM (Cf. dream) + BOAT (Cf. boat). When My Dream Boat Comes Home was the title of a 1936 song credited to Guy Lombardo …   Etymology dictionary

  • dreamboat — ☆ dreamboat [drēm′bōt΄ ] n. Slang a person or thing that seems ideal to one or attracts one strongly …   English World dictionary

  • Dreamboat — For other uses, see Dreamboat (disambiguation). Dreamboat is a popular music song, the words and music to which were written by Jack Hoffman,[1] (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Al Hoffman). A version produced by Walter Ridley and performed… …   Wikipedia

  • dreamboat — noun /ˈdriːmbəʊt,ˈdriːmboʊt/ a) A good looking and sexually attractive person. My new fella is such a dreamboat. He can dance, can sing, and is the captain of the school hockey team. b) Anything considered highly desirable for its kind. My new… …   Wiktionary

  • dreamboat — UK [ˈdriːmˌbəʊt] / US [ˈdrɪmˌboʊt] noun [countable] Word forms dreamboat : singular dreamboat plural dreamboats old fashioned someone who is very attractive …   English dictionary

  • dreamboat — n. just the kind of lover one has always dreamed of. (Also a term of address.) □ Oh, Pete is my dreamboat. □ A face man makes a great dreamboat, as long as you never get to know him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dreamboat — /dreem boht /, n. Slang. 1. a highly attractive or desirable person. 2. anything considered as highly desirable of its kind: His new car is a dreamboat. [1935 40; DREAM + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dreamboat — overwhelmingly attractive person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • dreamboat — Australian Slang overwhelmingly attractive person …   English dialects glossary

  • dreamboat — dream|boat [ drim,bout ] noun count OLD FASHIONED someone who is very attractive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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