from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Low Countries and in French Flanders, an annual fair and festival of a town or commune, characterized by feasting, dancing, grotesque processions, target-shooting, and other forms of amusement, which at one time reached a licentious extravagance.
  • n. A kind of entertainment, usually given for charitable purposes, in which the costumes and sports of the Flemish kermess are imitated.


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