How is the word `beau’ pronounced?

It’s pronounced like the word `bow’ — the weapon you use to shoot arrows with. When a woman refers to a man as her `beau’, what she means is that the man is her boyfriend or her lover. The word is considered old fashioned.

 *The fashion model made a grand entrance hand-in-hand with her latest beau.

 Source: The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, November 28, 2005

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