Oktoberfest[äk tō′bər fest′]
- a beer-drinking festival held in Munich, Germany, in the fall
- a similar festival held elsewhere
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Origin: German : Oktober, October (from Latin Octōber; see October) + Fest, festival (from Middle High German vëst, from Latin fēstum, from neuter of fēstus, festive; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots).