Definition of beaut in US English:

beaut

noun

informal
  • 1A particularly fine example of something.

    ‘the idea was a beaut’
    • ‘One of Jumpin's live ads was for a Dodge dealership, and he described his new car: a three-toned beaut done in black, cream, and salmon.’
    • ‘It's somewhat disheartening that the FemBots' cast-offs earn them more money than their actual records, but MacKinnon and Poirier don't seem to mind, because they know they've just made one beaut of an album.’
    • ‘Another beaut got swiped from in front of Bell Canada, where the security camera wasn't aimed properly, so the thief got away, big surprise.’
    • ‘It's a beaut, and just the thing to tear even the most obsessed soccer fan away from his reading material.’
    • ‘The New Zealand minted lamb and roasted butternut squash is a total beaut.’
    • ‘Even by Wanaka property standards, tilting in their more grandiose fancies towards southern Tuscan or colonial chateaux, the house is a beaut.’
    • ‘She might be from the Afrikaans side of our rainbow nation fence, but the person who designed this beaut shouldn't be.’
    • ‘Fluttering her eyelashes, ‘I don't know where I got it, but isn't it a beaut?‘’
    • ‘A real beaut, and delivered with wonderful timing.’
    • ‘Lively and surprising are not terms often associated with the well-established New York Film Festival, but in its 42nd edition it served up many more beauts than duds.’
    • ‘The new machine arrived Friday, and lo, what a beaut.’
    • ‘This is to show us just how good the computer graphics are, and it's a beaut.’
    • ‘It's going to be a beaut when it's done, and I'm sure the URL will be passed around among, oh, a dozen people.’
    • ‘Plenty of varied road work ranging from motorways to the bumpy bog roads as well as a lot of urban use didn't faze this Nissan beaut.’
    • ‘The new disk is a real beaut, filled with 45 luscious gigabytes and spinning considerably faster than the old ones, so my system runs a load faster in its turn.’
    • ‘The film's punchline is also a beaut, all the more so because it's tactfully handled, and you never see it coming.’
    • ‘The big one (which is on the left in the first picture) is a beaut.’
    • ‘How the movement fits into the piece as such, I cannot make out, but it's such a beaut that I won't ask questions.’
    • ‘Hiroshi was taken back, exclaiming, ‘Whoa there, where the hell did you come across this beaut?’’
    • ‘I just got my first case of the first title (a way-hey-hey tome on Panther) and it's a beaut.’
    1. 1.1 A beautiful person.
      • ‘I was going with this beaut from MSNBC with Hugh on the golf course with a cigar.’
      • ‘As they probably don't say down Rothesay way, this Kyle was no beaut.’
      • ‘She's a beaut, mate, but she's sending me to the poor house.’
      • ‘She's a beaut for a while, but then Joe goes bananas.’
      • ‘You know, you're real beaut when you bother to dress up.’
      • ‘Beckham is a beaut, probably England's best player, but as captain?’
      • ‘Its latest ad climaxes with a Bondi beaut emerging from the surf inquiring: ‘So where are you?’’

Pronunciation

beaut

/bjut//byo͞ot/