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Mayfair

[mey-fair] /ˈmeɪˌfɛər/
noun
1.
a fashionable neighborhood in London, England, E of Hyde Park.
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  • But our fashion was not that of Belgravia or Mayfair, which, indeed, we scorned!

  • "There's a decent little hotel in Mayfair," he said, after a moment.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In those accents which the Plaza shares with Mayfair, she hailed Margaret.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • "And then I sat down in an armchair and read the Mayfair Gazette——" and he stopped.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • A titled name adorned her card, which bore a Mayfair address.

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British Dictionary definitions for Mayfair

Mayfair

/ˈmeɪˌfɛə/
noun
1.
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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