from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A contest in which a number of people, especially women or girls, are judged with regard to their physical beauty and often their talent or personality, usually with a single winner.
- noun A competition or comparison based primarily on external or superficial factors.
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- noun A
competitionin which participants compete for a determination that one is the most physically attractive.
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