1A summer fair held in towns and villages in the Netherlands.
More example sentences
- He specialized in elegant figures in parklike landscapes as well as kermis and other village festivals.
- The whole purpose of travelling to the Netherlands (and other countries) this weekend was to visit the Tilburgse Kermis, one of the largest travelling fairs outside of Germany.
late 16th century: Dutch, originally denoting a mass on the anniversary of the dedication of a church, when a fair was held, from kerk 'church' + mis 'Mass'.
Definition of kermis in:
- The British & World English dictionary