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[mey-fair] /ˈmeɪˌfɛər/
a fashionable neighborhood in London, England, E of Hyde Park. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Subterfuge and deceit are as much at home in this deserted island as in Mayfair.

  • A titled name adorned her card, which bore a Mayfair address.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • At last they were married with the ring of the bed-curtain, at half an hour after twelve at night, at Mayfair Chapel.

  • But, 'Go gracefully idle in Mayfair,' what does or can that mean?

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle
  • There is a Lhassa in Mayfair, our efforts to attain which are Burked.

    Our Stage and Its Critics "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
British Dictionary definitions for Mayfair


a fashionable district of west central London
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Mayfair

fashionable district of London, developed 18c., built on Brook fields, where an annual May fair had been held 17c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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