krewe

[ kroo ]
/ kru /

noun

(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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Example sentences from the Web for krewe

  • But it took another 20 years for his son, Owen “Pip” Brennan, Jr. to make the Krewe synonymous with Mardi Gras.

    Kings of Mardi Gras|The Daily Beast|February 16, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Now, the Krewe of Proteus was composed entirely of men, and it was their policy to have nobody but men in their parade.