fair play

noun

Definition of fair play

  1. :  equitable or impartial treatment :  justice

First Known Use of fair play

circa 1500


FAIR PLAY Defined for English Language Learners

fair play

noun

Definition of fair play for English Language Learners

  • : a way of behaving or of treating other people that is honest and fair



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fair play? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!