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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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Vanity Fair, the fair in Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.

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