• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Beaux pl. of Beau.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beaux Plural of beau.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pl Beaux (bōz)fem. Belle
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. beau, bel—L. bellus, fine, gay, as if for a benulus, dim. of benus = bonus, good.


In literature:

But this, our paper, purporteth to be, in some wise, a disquisition on Beaux, and, by our faith, we had well-nigh forgotten it.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
But her mother liked Trudy, with her airs and graces, her beaux, her startling frocks.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
The Beaux Arts entrance examinations were close ahead.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Then the husbands and brothers and beaux come down from New York, till all the trains run over with masculine humanity.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Or were they all beaux?
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
He and Edward Leycester are my beaux, while E.S.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
But she has a longer line of beaux dancing attendance upon her, sending her flowers, candy and messages.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Her highest ambitions were to have "style" and plenty of beaux.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Avec mes beaux saluts.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Indeed, the whole town admires her; and I think the beaux would wear bits of her garters in their button-holes if they could only get them.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

An' then her heart, 'twas made clar through
Of Californy metal,
Chock full of things es sugar sweet
Es a presarvin' kettle.
The beaux went crazed fur menny a mile
When I got thet kettle on the bile.
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
These things are very well," said he,
"For beaux and those who cannot see
Much further than their knuckles; But Bethlehem fair's for boys and girls
Who never think of spectacles, cannot buy your buckles:
"A Commentary On The Eastern Wise Men, Travelling To Bethlehem, Guided" by Thomas Paine
Nor came where Evening Beaux were met
O'er Billet-doux and Chocolate,
Lest it destroy'd the House;
For in that Place, who cou'd dispence
(That wore his Cloaths with common Sense)
With mention of a Spouse?
"To Mr. F. Now Earl Of W" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
The fair Pamela came to town,
To London town, in early summer;
And up and down and round about
The beaux discussed the bright newcomer,
With "Gadzooks, sir," and "Ma'am, my duty,"
And "Odds my life, but 'tis a Beauty!"
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
And - oons! Their wrath cooled as they looked, -
That Poet stared as fierce as any!
He was a mighty proper man,
With blade on hip and inches many;
The beaux all vowed it was their duty
To toast some newer, softer Beauty.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
To Ranelagh went Mistress Pam,
Sweet Mistress Pam so fair and merry,
With cheeks of cream and roses blent,
With voice of lark and lip of cherry.
Then all the beaux vowed 'twas their duty
To win and wear this country Beauty.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz

In news:

Continuing on to Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, May 15–September 22.
Nell Nolan's Social Scene: 2010 Beaux take their bows, Medical mission makes merriment .
But the Brooklyn Museum of Art's third-floor Beaux-Arts Court, though filled with scaffolding, has been turned into a light show and a photographic gallery.
The Ansonia, the iconic Upper West Side Beaux-arts "wedding cake" building, is finally following George and "Weezy" Jefferson's lead and moving to the East Side.
Huxtable's recent review of the architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at the Museum of Modern Art is provocative but not convincing.
The 41st Legislative District includes Bellevue, Beaux Arts, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton, and Sammamish.
She became the first woman to enroll, and earn a certificate, at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris.
David McCullough tells Morley Safer that Paris was more than a blueprint for US architects - many of them trained at the city's Ecole de Beaux Arts.
The Corcoran's magnificent Beaux- Arts building was designed by Ernest Flagg and opened to the public in 1897 with.
When he was repeatedly denied admission to the École des Beaux-Arts, the leading art school of the day, he found work as a modeler for a series of Parisian contractors.
Astor Courts is a Beaux-Arts sporting pavilion set on 50 acres in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Built in 1906, the Beaux Arts colonial home-turned museum has a grand presence.
The 400,000-square-foot beaux arts building featured commanding Doric columns and a 115-foot-high vaulted ceiling.
The Beaux-Arts New York Public Library building, praised by the New York Herald as a "splendid temple of the mind" when it opened in 1911, anchors the southwest corner of 42nd and Fifth.
The grandly restored 1908 Beaux Art structure, one of the busiest Amtrak stations in the nation, also houses stores, restaurants and exhibit and event space.