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vanity fair

noun, often capitalized V&F

Definition of vanity fair

  1. :  a scene or place characterized by frivolity and ostentation



Origin and Etymology of vanity fair

Vanity-Fair, a fair held in the frivolous town of Vanity in Pilgrim's Progress (1678) by John Bunyan


First Known Use: 1754

Rhymes with vanity fair

breath of fresh air, butterfly chair, chargé d'affaires, chemin de fer, commissionaire, concessionaire, couturiere, devil-may-care, director's chair, electric chair, enamelware, intensive care, lighter-than-air, memoriter, minimal pair, out of one's hair, Parian ware, pied-à-terre, primary care, ready-to-wear, social welfare, son et lumière, spectacled bear, surface-to-air, up in the air, vogue la galère


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