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, enthusiasm, etc.)
noun Also, beauty.
3.
a. something successful or highly valued.
b. a pleasant, agreeable, trustworthy person.
c. (ironic) a person who has done something despicable.
{US (1860s); shortened form of beauty}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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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