Definition of Vanity Fair in US English:

Vanity Fair

noun

  • The world regarded as a place of frivolity and idle amusement (originally with reference to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress).

    • ‘In the final analysis, Thackeray too had a booth in Vanity Fair; he was not uncompromising.’
    • ‘Your whole life is nothing but a vanity fair.’
    • ‘The International Economic Forum held here on June 7th and 8th was more than just a vanity fair of show-offs and lavish parties.’

Pronunciation

Vanity Fair

/vænətiˈfeə(r)/