vanity fair

noun, often capitalized V&F

Definition of vanity fair

  1. :  a scene or place characterized by frivolity and ostentation

Origin and Etymology of vanity fair

after Vanity-Fair, a fair held in the frivolous town of Vanity in Pilgrim's Progress (1678) by John Bunyan

First Known Use: 1754

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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