Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “fair game”

fair game

noun [U]    
someone or something that should be allowed to be criticized : Many journalists consider the royal family fair game .Weakness and vulnerability
(Definition of fair game noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of fair game

Definitions of “fair game” in other dictionaries

Translations of “fair game”

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More