Definition of fest in English:



  • A festival or gathering devoted to a particular activity or interest.

    ‘an annual food and wine fest’
    ‘the fest will include 37 feature films’
    • ‘In the spring we have a strawberry fest with members picking for free, feasting with friends, and touring the farm.’
    • ‘In all, Philly put on another great fest.’
    • ‘The fest's focus on New Argentine cinema is especially timely.’
    • ‘This year, the fest runs from September 5-14, and press conferences announcing the lineup are already underway.’
    • ‘A more interesting film, also centering on Filipino-Americans, closes the fest.’
    • ‘Several days into the fest, the press screenings started getting rowdy.’
    • ‘Sadly, my favourite film of the fest's first days will not be up for the Palme d' Or.’
    • ‘A world-class city offers a world-class fest.’
    • ‘The low-key temperament of the film (and its director) made it a good choice for Vancouver's fest.’
    • ‘Emma Miller introduces London's annual Asian Art fest.’


Mid 19th century: from German Fest ‘festival’.