Definition of Kermis
1. a festival [n -MISES] - See also: festival
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kermis
Literary usage of Kermis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Holland and the Hollanders by David Storrar Meldrum (1898)
"I cannot say that there are any indications of the orgies with which the Dutch kermis has come to be associated. It is a silly, noisy festival, ..."
2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"40: 60S. N. '09. Social life and customs. In the land of windmills. E. Madden. II. Harp. Passing ot kermis. F. С. Albrecht, il. Outlook. 91: 180-9. Ja. ..."
3. Friesland Meres and Through the Netherlands: The Voyage of a Family in a by Henry Montagu Doughty (1890)
"ch farm-labourers—A gale on lake Vlakke Brekken —At Workum—Another kermis—Dutch curios—A weird collection, Biers —The lake Groote ..."
4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1896)
"The reason for asking this is, that in a broadsheet bought at the summer fair, or kermis at Utrecht, (and which contains a song telling the history of a ..."
5. A Wanderer in Holland by Edward Verrall Lucas (1906)
"As I have said elsewhere, I asked in vain for the grave of Jan Steen, who was buried here. It was at Leyden that I saw my first kermis, or fan-, ..."