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  1. (especially in New Orleans) a private social club that sponsors balls, parades, etc., as part of the Mardi Gras festivities.
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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
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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.