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beauty contest

noun

Simple Definition of beauty contest

  • : a contest in which people judge a group of women or girls and decide which one is the most beautiful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beauty contest

  1. 1 :  an assemblage of girls or women at which judges select the most beautiful —called also beauty pageant

  2. 2 :  a presidential primary election in which the popular vote does not determine the number of convention delegates a candidate receives

1886

First Known Use of beauty contest

1886


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