[ krout ]
/ kraʊt /
(often initial capital letter)Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a German, especially a German soldier during World War I or II.
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Origin of kraut
First recorded in 1915–20; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for kraut
/ (kraʊt) /
slang a derogatory word for German
Word Origin for Kraut
from German (Sauer) kraut, literally: (pickled) cabbage
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