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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.

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  • noun An outdoor festival and fair, usually in Belgium or Holland.
  • noun US An indoor entertainment and fair combined.

Etymologies

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Dutch kermis; compare German kirmes church mass. See church, and mass a religious service.

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