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  • proper n. A male given name used since mid-twentieth century.


Shortened from surname type given names such as Beauregard or Beaumont, or from the word beau. (Wiktionary)


  • "While the whole fish program does tack another six, seven hours onto my week with butchering, packing, etc., we still make more profit off this fish than we ever have before," said John Vestal, the chef at New Rivers in Providence, who goes by the name Beau.

    NYT > Home Page

  • We took a lovely drive along Lake Geneva to the village of Mourge, where we turned off the main road, following a small route that gave access to the houses, or rather estates that lined the lake, one of which was called Beau Jardin.

    One From The Hart

  • Then I called Beau at the shop to ask him to pick up lettuce.

    The Almost Archer Sisters

  • For a moment, Beau could see Adam Le Boeuf standing in front of the class, explaining Caesar's Gallic Wars, telling them all about the French hero Vercingetorix, a name Beau had never forgotten.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Anyway, the debate goes on and one thing we have to be careful is of words that mean something in English but in Dutch mean something else … … … …. .for example the name Beau is one I really like for a boy … … …. News

  • The expression Beau-Tick (beautiful mark) is commonly used in Bordeaux with its many associations with Anglo-French Negociants.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3

  • But most of all that thing they call a Beau rp#li 9tmir99.

    Poems on Several Occasions

  • 'Beau' -- well, he ain't exactly a Lord Nelson nor yet a Champion of

    The Amateur Gentleman


    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 6559

  • … … … …. only problem is that the word Beau in Dutch spelt Beaujh with a silent H and J but pronounced Beau … … … … … means sewage … … …. .yep sewage … … … so anytime I took my son to visit his grandmother in Holland she would have to cuddle and hold some sewage … … … … … … bugger. News


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