beaut

[byoot]
noun Informal.
(often used ironically) something or someone beautiful, remarkable, or amazing.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; by shortening from beauty

beaut, butte, Butte.
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beaut (bjuːt)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that is outstanding or distinctive
2.  a kind, friendly, or trustworthy person
 
adj
3.  good or excellent
 
interj
4.  Also: you beaut! an exclamation of joy or pleasure

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beaut
1866, abbreviated form of beauty in the noun sense of "a beautiful thing or person."
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beaut definition

[bjut]
  1. n.
    someone or something excellent, not necessarily beautiful. : This is a beaut of a day!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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