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fest

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noun

an assembly of people engaged in a common activity (often used in combination): filmfest; gabfest; love-fest; poetry fest.

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Origin of fest

<German Fest festival, holiday (see feast), as in Sängerfest choral festival
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British Dictionary definitions for fest

fest
/ (fɛst) /

noun

  1. a meeting or event at which the emphasis is on a particular activitya fashion fest
  2. (in combination)schmaltz-fest; lovefest

Word Origin for fest

C19: from German Fest festival
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