(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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of krewe

  • 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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    Kings of Mardi Gras

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    February 16, 2010

Historical Examples of krewe

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