beauty contest: Meaning and Definition of

beau'ty con"test

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a competition in which the entrants, usually women, are judged as to physical beauty and sometimes personality and talent, with the winners awarded prizes or titles.
  2. any contest, election, etc., that is decided on the basis of popularity.
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