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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dandy; a fop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)


After George Bryan ("Beau”) Brummell.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • - 30 March 1840 (aged 61)), better known as Beau Brummell at the spearhead.

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  • It's an ideal, he says, that dates back to Beau Brummell, the British dandy of the Regency period who made the modern suit and tie fashionable for men.

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  • • 65-67 Queen's Gate SW7, +44 020-3318 1407,, from £22.50ppSo close to the British Museum guests can almost reach out and touch the Elgin Marbles, the Astor Museum Inn is based in one of those lovely old city mansions so undisturbed by the passing years one almost expects Beau Brummell to emerge at any moment.

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  • Nor is it investigative, which means that he likes telling us stuff we probably already know (the Boston tea party was less jaunty than it sounds, Beau Brummell became social kryptonite after saying loudly to a companion in the tubby Prince of Wales's presence "Who's your fat friend?").

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  • A Heyer heroine may be orphaned, of restricted means, thrust into a fake betrothal or threatened by a cruel guardian, but she always becomes all the rage at Almack's in London or the Bath Assembly Rooms and is favorably noticed by the fastidious Beau Brummell, who appears as early as Heyer's first romance, "Regency Buck," published in 1935.

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  • So - as there were many TV portrayals of Lord Byron - Toobworld Central decided to keep his appearance in the TV movie about Beau Brummell.


  • Beau Brummell, born as George Bryan Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840 (aged 61)), was the arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV.


  • Beau Brummell is credited with introducing and establishing as fashion the modern man's suit, worn with a tie.


  • He was a celebrity, in the tradition of Lord Byron and Beau Brummell, but more Brummell than Byron, more style than substance.

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  • The English dandy Beau Brummell, a confidant of the Prince of Wales, upset the prince with a single thoughtless remark, was banished from the court and "" died in the most pitiable poverty, alone and deranged. ''

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