See also: fete, fête, fêté, fetĕ, and fețe

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fête.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeːtə/
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NounEdit

Fete f (genitive Fete, plural Feten)

  1. (somewhat dated) party (social event)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is generally used either of children’s parties or otherwise of parties of a more boisterous nature (typically involving loud music and alcohol consumption). At least in this latter sense, the word is dated with the younger generation(s) using Party instead. Some younger people may still use Fete to stress the boisterousness, as in das war ’ne ordentliche Fete (it was a hell of a party), but it would be quite uncommon to say ich geb ’ne Fete (I’m having a party).

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Further readingEdit

  • Fete” in Duden online