- Informal. sauerkraut.
- (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.
Origin of kraut
Examples from the Web for kraut
Historical Examples of kraut
They made Kraut sit with them at the jabbering feast, the only mortal there.The Short Works of George Meredith
Kraut cut some paper into bits, folded them up, and dropped them into a cap.Sevastopol
Lyof N. Tolsto
Or was it just a rear-guard holding the Brigade up while Kraut evacuated Mikocheni?Cupid in Africa
P. C. Wren
Its chemical properties have also been the object of very extensive researches by Pfeiffer, Kraut, and Lassen.
Only we'll never be able to fly far enough into Kraut territory to see anything.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
- slang a derogatory word for German
Word Origin for Kraut
Word Origin and History for kraut
"a German" (especially a German soldier), 1841, but popularized during World War I, from German kraut "cabbage," considered a characteristic national dish.