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(adjective, countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by some speakers, usually in the older age groups.
Short for ‘beautiful’, expressing approval. It can be used as a noun or an adjective.
Example: Ballarat is looking really beaut with lawns looking green and lush. (http://www.tophedge.com.au/Landscaping_News.php?blog_archive=2010-02)
Example 2: Our next NavMan instruction turned us onto a track with deep ruts and muddy chug holes, and said “4 Wheel Drive Only beyond this point.” But Donny and I said, “Nah, she’ll be right mate – no worries – she’s a beaut.” (http://trippinthesixties.com/Barry's%20Blog%20past.html)
A beaut car
(photo by Patkisha)