beaut(redirected from a beaut)
1. A shortening of "beauty." Wow man, that car's a beaut! Look at how it shines in the sun!
2. Something that is outstanding, unique, or noteworthy. The concept is really a beaut, but how are we going to execute it? That was a beaut of a fall, huh? Geez, I really scraped up my knees.
"Beaut" is a colloquial shortening of "beauty."
1. An exclamation of joy, pleasure, triumph, etc. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. A: "Our new app has just been downloaded over one million times!" B: "You beaut! That's great news!"
2. An exclamation of affection, praise, or appreciation for someone. A: "I managed to get your computer working again." B: "Ah, you beaut—you're a life saver!" A: "Here's a video of me singing to my grandmother at her 90th birthday party." B: "You beaut, you've got me in tears watching this!"
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n. someone or something excellent, not necessarily beautiful. This is a beaut of a day!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.