fun·​fair | \ ˈfən-ˌfer How to pronounce funfair (audio) \
variants: or fun fair

Definition of funfair

chiefly British
: an outdoor event featuring games, rides, exhibitions, and other forms of entertainment

Examples of funfair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As well as having its share of villainous lairs, concrete bunkers, and secret laboratories, Blackreef has its own funfair complex, a rooftop bar, and even a plush, renovated castle that comes with a dance floor and comedy club. Ewan Wilson, Wired, 15 Sep. 2021 In the amusement tent of a funfair, Zhou Zenong, who was pursuing Ai’ai, is distracted by the sight of a woman’s head that looks as if it’s suspended above a vase on a machine draped in black cloth. Jiwei Xiao, The New York Review of Books, 14 Mar. 2020 However, Saliba knew what was good for him and, with the help of fellow precocious Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi, who 'bumped' into him at a funfair and 'gently advised' him to choose the red side of London, the defender made his decision., 25 July 2019 Catch a free concert or four, learn about football in the Arab world, or take the kids to the Tuileries’ annual funfair. Rachel Brown, National Geographic, 12 June 2019 There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 13 Oct. 2018 There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 13 Oct. 2018 Get our daily newsletter Ms Alneami’s pictures also capture the pathos, humour and defiance of women riding bumper-cars at funfairs, the closest most could come to driving real cars. The Economist, 21 June 2018 The bypass machine looks futuristic, twisting and turning tubes in a pattern, much like a complicated water-slide at a funfair. Longreads, 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of funfair

1908, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of funfair

: an outdoor event at which there are various kinds of games, rides, and entertainment


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