from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of kermis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An outdoor festival and fair, usually in Belgium or Holland.
- n. An indoor entertainment and fair combined.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.
Dutch kermis; compare German kirmes church mass. See church, and mass a religious service. (Wiktionary)