noun, Older Use: Sometimes Offensive.
women as a group (usually used facetiously):
an insult to the fair sex.
the fair sex, women collectively
Girls or women, as in Many women would object to being called the fair sex nowadays. This euphemism uses fair in the sense of “physically beautiful” and is probably dying out. [ Mid-1600s ]
noun, Informal. 1. an equitable opportunity or treatment: The judges promised that every entrant in the contest would get a fair shake.
[fair-spoh-kuh n] /ˈfɛərˈspoʊ kən/ adjective 1. speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth-spoken. adjective 1. civil, courteous, or elegant in speech
noun, Baseball. 1. the area beginning with and including home plate and extending between and including foul lines into which a batter must bat the ball as a prerequisite for a safe hit.
[fair-treyd] /ˈfɛərˈtreɪd/ (formerly) verb (used with object), fair-traded, fair-trading. 1. to sell (a commodity) under a . verb (used without object), fair-traded, fair-trading. 2. to sell a commodity under a . adjective 3. subject to or resulting from a : fair-trade items; fair-trade prices. noun 1. trade carried on under a fair-trade agreement. noun 1.