\ ˌfest\

Definition of fest

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

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Other intriguing attractions at the Delaware fest include rapper Lil Wayne, jazz man Kamasi Washington, and Brit rockers Arctic Monkeys, who sound like a lounge act on the moon on their new album. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Summer concerts: U2, Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift and more come to Philly," 6 June 2018 Jay-Z’s Made in America music fest is staying at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Fox News, "Jay-Z 's 'Made in America' festival to return to Philadelphia Parkway after talks of it being shut down," 2 Oct. 2018 The fest was teeming with great games, so please enjoy a few more best-of-PAX highlights. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The 16 surprising new games that made PAX West an absolute blast," 9 Sep. 2018 While a few at the top have maintained their cultural cachet, many once-thriving fests like Sasquatch! Michael Rietmulder, The Seattle Times, "Brandi Carlile and ODESZA look to break megafest mold with Mexico getaway concerts," 22 Jan. 2019 Burak Karademir/Getty Images The holiday season in America is one giant spending fest, as the months of November and December can account for 30 percent of a brand’s sales, according to the National Retail Federation. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Two experts explain the psychology of sales, coupons, and gifting.," 9 Nov. 2018 The march was timed with the start of the music fest Lollapalooza, in addition to the Cubs game. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Chicago protesters demanding Rahm Emanuel's resignation march to Wrigley Field, closing major roads," 2 Oct. 2018 The two-day fest, slated for Aug. 11 and 12 at Chicago's Union Park, is a new multi-genre, multi-market Latin music festival that will count with some of the hottest Latin urban artists of the moment. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, "Maluma to Headline First-Ever Lift Off Music Festival in Chicago," 11 July 2018 Kosslick, who has run the Berlin Film Festival since 2001, will be stepping down after the 2019 fest, to be replaced by the creative/management duo of Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "Outgoing Berlin Festival Boss to Receive "Force of Nature" Award," 4 July 2018

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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

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The first known use of fest was in 1889

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