Vanity-fair meaning

A place or scene of ostentation or empty, idle amusement and frivolity.
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(proper) In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, a fair always going on in the town of Vanity, symbolic of worldly folly, frivolity, and show.
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Origin of vanity-fair

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition