fantasyland

noun

fan·​ta·​sy·​land ˈfan-tə-sē-ˌland How to pronounce fantasyland (audio)
-zē-
: an imaginary or ideal place or situation

Example Sentences

a lavish resort casino that transports its patrons to fantasyland—at least for a few hours
Recent Examples on the Web This glacial fantasyland has never registered as a foodie hot spot. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 July 2022 The space occupies the popular Carriage Hills Plaza (also known as Foodtown), a strip-mall fantasyland of Asian cuisine. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2022 Like the nuclear/renewable swap, this is for people living in fantasyland. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2012 Hillary 2020 on one and Bernie 2020 on the other, the handiwork of a confused recluse marooned inside their own fantasyland. Mike Albo, Town & Country, 1 Dec. 2022 With so many pieces that can make everything from pirate ships to castles, your child can build a complete fantasyland by the end of their playtime. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2022 Loosely based on DC Comics' Hellblazer, images and dialogue spring with animation off the '80s pulp pages, unleashing both demons and Constantine fandom in the same whirlwind of horror-fantasyland. Michael Lee Simpson, EW.com, 5 Oct. 2022 The space is inside the popular Carriage Hills Plaza (also known as Foodtown), a strip-mall fantasyland of Asian cuisine. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2022 There’s only one problem: The AI, personified as a man with movie-star looks, committed a crime in Walden XII, the quasi-medieval fantasyland where the story is set. Wired, 7 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fantasyland was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Fantasyland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fantasyland. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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