Feierabend

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Etymology[edit]

Feier (celebration) +‎ Abend (evening). Originally related to Vorabend (evening before), it took on its current meaning in the 16th century.

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Feierabend m (genitive Feierabends, plural Feierabende)

  1. (obsolete) The evening before a holiday, eve.
    • 1980, Käthe Koller, Die gute alte Zeit. Leben und Brauchtum aus dem Innviertel, page 85.
      Die Knechte mußten am Vortag nach Feierabend, der vor einem „heiligen Tag" schon um 3 Uhr begann, die Kranzlstaudn holen.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. Quitting time, hometime; the workday's end and the evening following it, used for relaxation or leisure.
    • 1951-1953, Bertolt Brecht, Coriolan.
      Mein Spass heisst Feierabend, Bier und Weiber.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Jetzt machen wir Feierabend!Let's call it a night!
    Schönen Feierabend!Have a nice evening!

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