Meaning of beauty parade in English:

beauty parade

Pronunciation /ˈbjuːtɪ pəˌreɪd/


  • 1Originally: a parade of beautiful women; a fashion show. Now chiefly: an event in which competitors (usually women) are judged on attractiveness; = "beauty contest".

  • 2Politics
    (originally and chiefly US). = "beauty contest".

  • 3Business
    = "beauty contest".


Late 19th century; earliest use found in County Gentleman. From beauty + parade.