kermis

noun ker·mis \ ˈkər-məs \
variants: or kermess play \ˈkər-məs, -ˌmes\ or kermesse play \ˈkər-məs, -ˌmes\

Definition of kermis

1 : an outdoor festival of the Low Countries
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


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