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noun rarity pronunciation in British English /ˈreərəti/
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  1. 1
    [singular] something that does not happen often
    Visits by presidential candidates are a rarity here.
  2. 2
    [countable] someone or something that is admired or valued because you do not often see or find them
    Bananas, once rarities in Soviet states, are now widely available.
    He is that rarity: a true man of science.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the fact that something is unusual or does not happen often
    The importance of the find lies in its rarity.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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