(often used ironically) something or someone beautiful, remarkable, or amazing.
You havent had a good pair of horns yet, and that fellow has some beauts.
Jack Ranger’s Gun Club Clarence Young
“They are ‘beauts,’ all of them, and I’ll give them a good chance to spread themselves,” said Sam.
The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
a person or thing that is outstanding or distinctive
a kind, friendly, or trustworthy person
good or excellent
Also you beaut!. an exclamation of joy or pleasure
1866, abbreviated form of beauty in the sense of “a beautiful thing or person.”
A person or thing that is remarkable or extraordinary; humdinger, lollapalooza: While the president doesn’t go off on these tangents often, when he does, they are beauts/ That black eye was a beaut (1860s+)
to make or become beautiful. Historical Examples Decoration is the science and art of beautifying objects and rendering them more pleasing to the eye. Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887 Various She will do her own beautifying work, and everybody will know her sign. My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year John Henry […]
- Beauty and the beast
beauty and the beast A French fairy tale about a beautiful and gentle young woman who is taken to live with a man-beast in return for a good deed the Beast did for her father. Beauty is kind to the well-mannered Beast but pines for her family until the Beast allows her to visit them. […]
any of various shrubs of the genus Callicarpa, of southern North America, as C. americana, having clusters of bluish flowers and purple, berrylike fruit.
a Chinese shrub, Kolkwitzia amabilis, of the honeysuckle family, having showy, pinkish flowers and grown as an ornamental.