fairgrounds

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fair +‎ grounds.

Noun[edit]

fairgrounds (plural fairgrounds)

  1. Alternative spelling of fairground.; the grounds where a fair is held.
    At other times of the year, the county fairgrounds are used for a variety of events, such as revival meetings and high-school graduations.
    If the town doesn't have a nearby fairgrounds, then any sizeable empty field will do for a carnival.
  2. plural form of fairground
    The two cities have fairgrounds of approximately equal size and convenience to exhibitors.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This variant is often chosen when the site is for a recurring fair, as opposed to a happenstance itinerant one
  • While this is plural, the use is sometimes treated as singular.