from The American HeritageĀ® 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)



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