schuetzenfest

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

Definition of schuetzenfest

plural -s
: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


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