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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German hōchzīt, hōchgezīt, from hōha gezīt (high celebration).

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Hochzeit f (genitive Hochzeit, plural Hochzeiten)

  1. wedding (a ceremony in which people are married and/or a celebration thereof)
    Die Hochzeit der Oscar-Preisträgerin war tagelang Hauptthema in der Klatschpresse.
    The Oscar award winner’s wedding was the main topic of the yellow press for days.
  2. (card games) In Doppelkopf, a player’s announcing that they were dealt both queens of clubs and that the first player to win a non-trump trick will join their side
    Ich hab Hochzeit. Der erste Fehl geht mit.
    I have both queens of clubs. The first non-trump joins me.

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Etymology 2Edit

hoch (high) +‎ Zeit (time)

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Hochzeit f (genitive Hochzeit, plural Hochzeiten)

  1. heyday, height
    Es war die Hochzeit der Azteken.
    It was the heyday of the Aztecs.