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 History of this Word

"fest" is from "festum" (feast or festival) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
songfest
octoberfest
slugfest
gabfest

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-fest" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates a gathering or something with a lot of something. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-fest illustration You will also want to visit the 40 exhibits of cool products and services on display at Talkfest 2007.
-fest illustration It's a horror mystery, rather than a gorefest.