Informal festival (noun): sometimes used in an ironic or humorous way: a love fest between political rivals
Origin of -festfrom German fest, a celebration from Classical Latin festum: see feast a festival, event, or gathering with a (specified) purpose or focus: songfest
- an occasion of much or many (of the thing specified): often used to form informal or slang words: slugfest
A gathering or occasion characterized by a specified activity. Often used in combination: a music fest; a chilifest.
Origin of festFrom German Fest festival from Middle High German fest from Latin fēstum ; see feast .
- (in combination) A gathering for a specified reason or occasion.
From Old French feste from Latin festum (see festivity).