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Uncle Fester is a beloved member of the Addams Family. He was played by Jackie Coogan on the T.V. show and by Christopher Lloyd in the movies.
-- breakofday  12/29/2005
Fester means "to rot".
-- Neko  3/8/2007
Isn't festering a term they use for wounds that are starting to look infected and yucky?
-- Akito  5/24/2008
This name is also used in Limburgish. The pronunciation in Limburgish is: FES-tər .
-- Lucille  10/19/2008
To Neko and Akito: yes, and yes. In English, that is what "fester" means. I'm already not a fan of Fester (or Silvester, for that matter), but the reference to rot is yet another reason why I would never use this name.
No matter how much I may love Uncle Fester. :-)
-- erb816  7/6/2010
This is a name that my grandmother gave to her dog, because there was an annual festival in her town, and people who went were called "Festers". So, in that case it meant "dog who goes to the festival", hahah. But while I can see how this name works as a nickname for Silvester, I don't think it's a good idea for English-speakers because of its English meaning.
-- Daenerys  12/7/2011

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