Definition of affair
- handles the company's public affairs
- an expert in foreign affairs
- Their house was a 2-story affair.
After the war, the government focused on its own domestic affairs.
They accused the U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.
How I choose to live is my affair, not yours.
adulterous affairs between married men and single women
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
affairs : work or activities done for a purpose : commercial, professional, public, or personal business
: a matter that concerns or involves someone
: a secret sexual relationship between two people
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