\ 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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The night’s headliner is the bruise-fest between longtime 5A Jeffco rivals Columbine and Pomona at 7:30 p.m. at the NAAC. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "The top Colorado prep football games to watch each week of the 2019 season," 28 Aug. 2019 Just two weeks after the oldest Italian festival in Cleveland took place in Little Italy, the oldest West Side fest takes place Labor Day weekend: The 105th St. Rocco Festival runs Thursday through Monday, Sept. 2. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "105th St. Rocco Festival: Celebrating Italian-style, with zeppole, cavatelli and the greasy pole climb," 27 Aug. 2019 In a showdown truly worthy of August’s silly season, Trump’s very briefly tenured communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, and the president and his allies have been involved in a fierce insult-fest. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 22 Aug. 2019 The fest took place in coordination with the Thursday Night Live! Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston celebrates first Pride Fest: ‘We need more openness and inclusivity in this country'," 30 July 2019 This year’s fest takes place this weekend and next in Berkeley, with more than two dozen companies representing a dizzying array of dances, music and costumes. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "7 amazing Bay Area things to do over July 4th weekend," 4 July 2019 The fest takes place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. Melinda Daffin, nola.com, "Satchmo SummerFest music lineup announced," 27 June 2019 At a press conference at the NOPSI Hotel on Thursday (May 31), Essence Magazine Entertainment Director Cori Murray said that the 2018 fest will take place during a time of transition at the parent company. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "Essence Fest 2018: Expect a big turnout and Big Freedia," 31 May 2018 The two-weekend desert fest takes place in Indio, Calif., April 13-15 and April 20-22. Editors, USA TODAY, "5 things you need to know Friday," 5 Jan. 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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