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[kroo] /kru/
(especially in New Orleans) a private social club that sponsors balls, parades, etc., as part of the Mardi Gras festivities.
Origin of krewe
archaizing or fanciful spelling of crew1; generalized from the Mistick Krewe of Comus, the first such club, founded in New Orleans in 1857 Unabridged
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  • But it took another 20 years for his son, Owen “Pip” Brennan, Jr. to make the krewe synonymous with Mardi Gras.

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  • Now, the krewe of Proteus was composed entirely of men, and it was their policy to have nobody but men in their parade.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish

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