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 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, "Into the Uncharted Zone: Diao Yinan’s ‘The Wild Goose Lake’," 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., "William Saliba: 4 Things to Know About Arsenal's New Teen Sensation," 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, "In France for the Women’s World Cup? Here’s what to do.," 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, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Party Got Wild With an Impromptu Celebrity Performance," 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, "Everything We Know About Day Two of Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reception," 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, "A wild rideRadical reforms in Saudi Arabia are changing the Gulf and the Arab world," 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, "Somewhere Under My Left Ribs: A Nurse’s Story," 31 May 2018 After the carousel over the player's future at the club in the summer, the same transfer funfair looks to be returning to town in January, as Van Dijk heads towards the Southampton exit., "Southampton Boss Mauricio Pellegrino Admits Defeat on Stalwart Virgil van Dijk's Future," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of funfair

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Funfair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of funfair

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

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