beaut vs beauty what difference

what is difference between beaut and beauty



Clipping of beauty.


  • enPR: byo͞ot, IPA(key): /bjuːt/
  • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Homophones: butte, Bute, Butte


beaut (plural beauts)

  1. (informal) Something or someone that is physically attractive.
  2. (informal) Something that is a remarkable example of its type.


  • (someone that is physically attractive): See Thesaurus:beautiful person



  1. (dialectal, especially Australia) Beautiful, splendid.
    • 1895, Elbridge Kingsley, Frederick Knab, Picturesque Worcester …: Complete in Three Parts, page 40:
      An’ there was posies all round Jim, He had a bran new suit, The first un that he ever had, An’ everything was beaut. An’ when the preacher told ’bout Jim— How ‘ twas he got the swipe— I saw most all them dandy swells A feelin’ fer a wipe.
    • 1968, James Phillip McAuley, Quadrant:
      It was beaut to have him home again, and gee, you should have seen the bike he bought me from Paris. From the same factory as his own was made.
    • 1978, Kevin Gilbert, Living Black: Blacks Talk to Kevin Gilbert:
      She was very motherly towards me then and it was beaut. Before I was eighteen, there just wasn’t any kind words. All I wanted to do was get away from there.
    • 1996, Madeleine St. John, A Pure Clear Light, 4th Estate, Limited
      “Yes, it was beaut.:

Further reading

  • 2015, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Routledge (→ISBN), page 135:


  • tubae



From Middle English bewty, bewte, beaute, bealte, from Anglo-Norman and Old French beauté (early Old French spelling biauté), from Vulgar Latin *bellitās (beauty), from Latin bellus (beautiful, fair); see beau. In this sense, mostly displaced native Old English fæġernes, whence Modern English fairness.


  • IPA(key): /ˈbjuːti/
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈbjuɾi]
  • (Norfolk) IPA(key): /ˈbuːti/
  • (Norfolk) Homophone: booty
  • Rhymes: -uːti


beauty (countable and uncountable, plural beauties)

  1. The quality of being (especially visually) attractive, pleasing, fine or good-looking; comeliness.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Warwick’s first glance had revealed the fact that the young woman was strikingly handsome, with a stately beauty seldom encountered.
    • 1988, “… beauty and recollection, like danger, glamour, greed, hunger- everything but disappointment and desire- were concepts belonging to other people.” –Second Son, Robert Ferro
  2. Someone who is beautiful.
    Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.
  3. Something that is particularly good or pleasing.
    What a goal! That was a real beauty!
  4. An excellent or egregious example of something.
    He got into a fight and ended up with two black eyes – two real beauties!
  5. (with the definite article) The excellence or genius of a scheme or decision.
    The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!
  6. (physics, obsolete) A beauty quark (now called bottom quark).
  7. Beauty treatment; cosmetology.
  8. (obsolete) Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.
    • 1653, Jeremy Taylor, Twenty-five Sermons preached at Golden Grove; being for the Winter Half-year, “The Marriage Ring”
      She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
  9. (archaic, in the plural) Beautiful passages or extracts of poetry.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to “beauty”: natural, great, real, physical, exotic, inner, spiritual, strange, divine, visual, heavenly, intellectual, facial, attractive, sensuous, sensual, seductive, musical, austere, alluring, mathematical, geometric, astounding, bodily, pictorial.


  • (property, quality): good-lookingness, gorgeousness, inspiration, loveliness, see Thesaurus:beauty
  • (someone who is beautiful): belle, looker, good looker, see Thesaurus:beautiful person or Thesaurus:beautiful woman
  • (something pleasing): gem, jewel


  • (property, quality): repulsiveness, homeliness, ugliness

Derived terms


  • Cebuano: byuti


See also

  • usefulness



  1. (Canada) Thanks!
  2. (Canada) Cool!
    It’s the long weekend. Beauty!


beauty (comparative more beauty, superlative most beauty)

  1. (Canada) Of high quality, well done.
    He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.


beauty (third-person singular simple present beauties, present participle beautying, simple past and past participle beautied)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make beautiful.

Further reading

  • beauty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • beauty in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.



Borrowed from English beauty.


  • IPA(key): /ˈbjuː.ti/
  • Hyphenation: beau‧ty


beauty f (plural beauty’s, diminutive beauty’tje n)

  1. A beauty, looker, beautiful person
  2. A beautiful other creature or thing
  3. Human beauty, as the object or goal of cosmetics etc.


  • schoonheid
  • (beautiful thing only): juweeltje n, prachtexemplaar n

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