from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place or scene of ostentation or empty, idle amusement and frivolity.
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- n. a vain and frivolous lifestyle especially in large cities
From Vanity Fair, the fair in Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)