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fete (n.)

1754, from French fête "festival, feast," from Old French feste "feast, celebration" (see feast (n.)). If the date is right, first used in English by Horace Walpole (1717-1797).

fete (v.)

1819, from fete (n.). Related: Feted; fetes; feting.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of fete from WordNet
1
fete (n.)
an elaborate party (often outdoors);
Synonyms: feast / fiesta
fete (n.)
an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place);
Synonyms: festival
2
fete (v.)
have a celebration;
Synonyms: celebrate
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