fair shake

fair shake
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair sheyk]
    • /fɛər ʃeɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair sheyk]
    • /fɛər ʃeɪk/

Definitions of fair shake words

  • noun fair shake an equitable opportunity or treatment: The judges promised that every entrant in the contest would get a fair shake. 1
  • noun fair shake fair, just, or equitable treatment 0

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Origin of fair shake

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30

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Parts of speech for Fair shake


fair shake popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fair shake usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fair shake

noun fair shake

  • fifty-fifty — equally good and bad, likely and unlikely, favorable and unfavorable, etc.: a fifty-fifty chance of winning.
  • square deal — the stated policy of President Theodore Roosevelt, originally promising fairness in all dealings with labor and management and later extended to include other groups.

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