noun schuet·zen·fest \ˈshütsənˌfest, ˈshitsən-, ˈshuetsən-\

Definition of schuetzenfest



  1. :  a shooting match :  an entertainment or a picnic where marksmanship is practiced

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Origin and Etymology of schuetzenfest

German schützenfest, from schütz, schütze marksman, archer (from Old High German scutzo archer) + jest festival; akin to Old English scytta archer, Old Norse skyti archer, Old English scēotan to shoot — more at shoot, -fest

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a brief usually trivial fact

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