\ ˌfest\

Definition of fest

: a gathering, event, or show having a specified focus a music fest often used in combination a gabfest

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of fest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

For Northwest Indiana, our tiny town’s modest efforts with this annual festival ranks as one of the longest-running fest events in the region. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Peppermint royalty reigns in North Judson for 42nd Mint Festival," 15 June 2018 Meet the people who’ve turned Lightning in a Bottle and other fests into a career Alexandra Lovinit greets every customer at Mark’s Bar with a smile. Andy Hermann, Los Angeles Magazine, "“Transformational” Music Festivals Are Becoming a Year-Round Lifestyle," 31 May 2018 Curry's pretty three-point play with 1:28 left in the third put the Warriors up 88-83, and once Golden State got going in transition the Mavericks couldn't keep up in what became a dunk fest. USA TODAY, "Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Mavericks, end 2-game skid," 9 Feb. 2018 The victory party Trump staged at the White House became an extravagant love fest. Washington Post, "This is the week that the GOP truly became the party of Trump," 3 Feb. 2018 The beers, aged in W.L. Weller whiskey barrels from Kentucky, caused a sensation when a dozen bottles of each were raffled off at the fest and the lot subsequently sold for $1,200. David Klein, latimes.com, "What goes into an $899 bottle of beer? Lots of coconut and hype," 10 June 2019 Plans are moving ahead for an outdoor plaza in downtown Tinley Park that could host musical acts, a food fest and student theater performances. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Tuneful Tinley Park plans outdoor music plaza," 24 June 2018 Working from home is dangerous business—a five-minute break can turn into a day-long Parks & Recreation binge-fest, and the perils of online shopping are ever present. Jillian Kramer, Bon Appetit, "How to Not Eat Everything in the Fridge When You Work From Home," 25 May 2018 The best 2019 point-guard prospect in the country showed up Monday at the McDonald's All-American jam fest and skills competitions. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Five-star guard Ashton Hagans says an offer from Kentucky basketball would be 'a blessing'," 27 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fest.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of fest

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fest

German, from Fest celebration, from Latin festum — more at feast

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fest

Dictionary Entries near fest

fess point

fess up





festal letter

Statistics for fest

Last Updated

8 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fest

The first known use of fest was in 1889

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on fest

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for fest

Nglish: Translation of fest for Spanish Speakers

Comments on fest

What made you want to look up fest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!