One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A vehicle license plate bearing a distinctive or personalized combination of letters, numbers, or both.
- ‘You can also create a vanity plate with any wording you want, provided it fits the space of the plate.’
- ‘I'm not the type of person to slap a vanity plate on a convertible - which I'd never drive in the first place - and advertise to the world that I am, in my own opinion a bad ass.’
- ‘The vanity plate dangles from the bumper by a single bolt.’
- ‘The sprinter drives a Mercedes Benz with a vanity plate that reads ‘MO-GOLD.’’
- ‘I'd have the absurd satisfaction of knowing that my ordinary-looking plate was really a vanity plate.’
- ‘Would you believe that people pay a lot of extra money to to buy a house, vanity plate or telephone number just because it had a bunch of 8's in it?’
- ‘They could even make up a vanity license plate for their future car.’
- ‘And whether a Tennessee car owner chooses generic or specialty plates, for an extra $35 she can make it a vanity plate.’
- ‘It's tough getting a vanity plate done in Connecticut; we're very conservative.’
- ‘The big battle these days has moved from vanity plates to specialty plates.’
- ‘According to 1998 stats, vanity plates are on about four per cent of U.S. vehicles.’
- ‘The robber raced off in a getaway car displaying easy-to-remember vanity license plates.’
- ‘I'm thinking about getting one of those vanity plates.’
vanity plate/ˈvanədē plāt/
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