funfair

noun
fun·​fair | \ˈfən-ˌfer \
variants: or fun fair

Definition of funfair 

chiefly British

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

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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. SI.com, "Southampton Boss Mauricio Pellegrino Admits Defeat on Stalwart Virgil van Dijk's Future," 17 Dec. 2017 Among the adults attending the Eid funfair, their appearance reflected their Islamic diversity, from full hijabs and long chin beards to modern Western dress and everything between. Rod Nordland, New York Times, "For Child Survivors of London Fire, a Belated Eid Celebration," 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of funfair

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of funfair was in 1908

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funfair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of funfair

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

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