schuetzenfest

noun

schuet·​zen·​fest
ˈshütsənˌfest,
ˈshitsən-,
ˈshᵫtsən-
plural -s
: a shooting match : an entertainment or a picnic where marksmanship is practiced

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Schuetzenfest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schuetzenfest. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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