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Beau Brummell

or Beau Brummel (for defs 2, 3)

[bruhm-uh l] /ˈbrʌm əl/
noun
1.
(George Bryan Brummell) 1778–1840, an Englishman who set the fashion in men's clothes.
2.
an extremely or excessively well-dressed man; fop; dandy.
3.
a dressing table for men, having a variety of elaborate arrangements of mirrors, candle brackets, etc. (invented in England in the late 18th century).
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Contemporary Examples
  • From the streets of New York to the runways of Chanel, the elegant, bespoke aesthetic of Beau Brummell is coming back in style.

Historical Examples
  • Chesterfield could never have been more quietly self-possessed; Beau Brummell more imperturbable.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • They were indeed works of art worthy of the genius of Beau Brummell.

    The Portland Peerage Romance Charles J. Archard
  • Beau Brummell was guilty in this respect, when he was once asked by a lady if he would "take a cup of tea."

    Talks on Talking Grenville Kleiser
  • Beau Brummell never risked his dandyhood in these mean encounters.

  • A gentleman once asked me if I knew what Beau Brummell was then employed in doing in the other world.

    The Modern Malady Cyril Bennett
  • Beau Brummell, the Prince of Dandies and the most insolent of men, was once asked by a lady if be would "take a cup of tea."

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • In his immaculate evening dress, he was a Beau Brummell among hotel clerks, that man.

    The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
  • Beau Brummell once snubbed a sovereign, but we should hate to run the risk of cutting a castle.

  • Beau Brummell, the autocrat of fashion when in his zenith, was in the days of his decline particularly shifty.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville

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