a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
"attendant suitor of a lady," 1720, from Fr. beau "the beautiful," noun use of an adjective, from O.Fr. bel "beautiful, handsome, fair, genuine, real," from L. bellus "handsome, fine," dim. of bonus "good" (see bene-). Meaning "man who attends excessively to dress, etiquette,
etc.; a fop; a dandy" is from 1680s, short for Fr. beau garçon "pretty boy" (c.1665).