a fashionable neighborhood in London, England, E of Hyde Park. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mayfair

Contemporary Examples of mayfair

Historical Examples of mayfair

  • 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.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

British Dictionary definitions for mayfair



a fashionable district of west central London
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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