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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An autumn festival that usually emphasizes merrymaking and the consumption of beer.

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  • n. an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer
  • n. a strong lager made originally in Germany for the Oktoberfest celebration; sweet and copper-colored

Etymologies

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).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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