- \\ˌfest\ noun combining form
Etymology: German fest festival, holiday, from Middle High German vest, from Latin festum, from neuter of festus solemn, festal — more at feast1. : festive gathering especially for competition
songfest2. : session often informal or spontaneous
gabfest: outburst of activity
* * *a combining form occurring in compound words that have the general sense "an assembly of people engaged in a common activity"; the first element of the compound usually specifies the activity: gabfest; lovefest; slugfest; songfest.
* * *used with some nouns to describe an occasion when people do a lot of a particular activity
What started as a serious meeting became nothing more than a talkfest.Thesaurus: suffixeshyponym
* * *-fest,combining form. meeting, occasion, contest, or game, characterized by _____, as in songfest, slugfest, talkfest.╂[< German Fest]
* * *comb. form in nouns denoting a festival or large gathering of a specified kind
gabfest | slugfestOrigin:from German Fest ‘festival’
* * *(in nouns) a festival or large meeting involving a particular activity or with a particular atmosphere
a talkfest(= a session involving long discussions)
a lovefest(= an event in which people show too much affection for each other that may not be genuine)Word Origin:
Useful english dictionary. 2012.