fiesta

[fee-es-tuh; Spanish fyes-tah]

noun, plural fi·es·tas [fee-es-tuh z; Spanish fyes-tahs] /fiˈɛs təz; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑs/.

any festival or festive celebration.
(in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday.

Nearby words

  1. fieri facias,
  2. fierstein,
  3. fiery,
  4. fiery cross,
  5. fiesole,
  6. fiesta de toros,
  7. fiesta taurina,
  8. fiesta ware,
  9. fifa,
  10. fife

Origin of fiesta

1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin fēsta; see feast

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British Dictionary definitions for fiesta

fiesta

noun

a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint's day
a holiday or carnival

Word Origin for fiesta

Spanish, from Latin festa, plural of festum festival; see feast

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Word Origin and History for fiesta

fiesta

n.

1844, Spanish, literally "feast" (see feast (n.)).

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