kermis

play
noun ker·mis \ˈkər-məs\
variants: or

kermess

\ˈkər-məs, -ˌmes\ or

kermesse

\ˈkər-məs, -ˌmes\

Definition of kermis

  1. 1 :  an outdoor festival of the Low Countries

  2. 2 :  a fair held usually for charitable purposes

Origin and Etymology of kermis

Dutch kermis, from Middle Dutch kercmisse, from kerc, kerke church + misse mass, church festival


First Known Use: 1577

Learn More about kermis


Seen and Heard

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