Meaning of Vanity Fair
- (in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress) a fair that goes on perpetually in the town of Vanity and symbolizes worldly ostentation and frivolity.
- (often l.c.) any place or group, as the world or fashionable society, characterized by or displaying a preoccupation with idle pleasures or ostentation.
- (italics) a novel (1847–48) by Thackeray.