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A place characterized by frivolity, excessive display of how fancy this place is, and pretentious.

It comes from the the book Pilgrim's Progress, where there was a fair in a town called Vanity. Later on, there was a book called Vanity Fair, and that's when it became a common term.
I got invited to a party at my friend Martha's house. You know, the rich girl who's related to the queen? Anyway, the party was a vanity fair.

What movie should we see? I'm thinking of seeing Vanity Fair. It's based on a novel I had to read in high school.
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Vanity Fair was a novel written by William Thackeray. First published as a series in January 1847 and published as a novel the following year. It was a novel about early-19th Century culture in England during the Napoleonic Wars. It's sub-title was A Novel without a Hero.
-What are you reading?
-I'm reading Thackeray's Vanity Fair
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