(George Bryan Brummell) 1778–1840, an Englishman who set the fashion in men’s clothes.
an extremely or excessively well-dressed man; fop; dandy.
a dressing table for men, having a variety of elaborate arrangements of mirrors, candle brackets, etc. (invented in England in the late 18th century).
From the streets of New York to the runways of Chanel, the elegant, bespoke aesthetic of Beau Brummell is coming back in style.
Return of the Dandy Renata Espinosa March 31, 2009
Chesterfield could never have been more quietly self-possessed; Beau Brummell more imperturbable.
The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
They were indeed works of art worthy of the genius of Beau Brummell.
The Portland Peerage Romance Charles J. Archard
Beau Brummell was guilty in this respect, when he was once asked by a lady if he would “take a cup of tea.”
Talks on Talking Grenville Kleiser
Beau Brummell never risked his dandyhood in these mean encounters.
The Works of Max Beerbohm Max Beerbohm
A gentleman once asked me if I knew what Beau Brummell was then employed in doing in the other world.
The Modern Malady Cyril Bennett
Beau Brummell, the Prince of Dandies and the most insolent of men, was once asked by a lady if be would “take a cup of tea.”
Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
In his immaculate evening dress, he was a Beau Brummell among hotel clerks, that man.
The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
Beau Brummell once snubbed a sovereign, but we should hate to run the risk of cutting a castle.
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, September 21, 1895 Various
Beau Brummell, the autocrat of fashion when in his zenith, was in the days of his decline particularly shifty.
Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
a frequent and attentive male companion. a male escort for a girl or woman. a dandy; fop. to escort (a girl or woman), as to a social gathering. Contemporary Examples Before she went on a plastic-surgery binge, Heidi had to tell her beau Spencer he might be a babydaddy. 11 Life Lessons from The Hills […]
many; numerous; much: It’s a hard job, but it pays beaucoup money. large; significant: a beaucoup building project. Historical Examples beaucoup dhabitants de la campagne et le cur de Nesle et dHebouville se sont aussi trouvs leur arrive. Benjamin Franklin and the First Balloons Abbott Lawrence Rotch “Jambe casse, beaucoup mal casse,” explained the French […]
- Beau dollar
a silver dollar.
- Beau geste
a fine or noble gesture, often futile or only for effect. Contemporary Examples Finally, Assad was back in the diplomatic arena, strengthened by his beau geste. For Bashar Al-Assad, Crossing Obama’s Red Line Was a Win-Win Anna Momigliano November 21, 2013 Historical Examples But this was the beau geste of a contemporary who wished to […]