[ kroo ]


  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of krewe1

Archaizing or fanciful spelling of crew 1; generalized from the Mistick Krewe of Comus, the first such club, founded in New Orleans in 1857

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Example Sentences

One of this season’s greatest comebacks was Krewe of Endymion, the mammoth parade that can last nearly five hours.

One morning, we drove to King Cake Hub and returned with enough cakes and plastic babies to feed a krewe and open a day-care center.

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

Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees was named King of the Bacchus Krewe at this year's Mardi Gras.

At that moment the lights were turned on in the garden––another surprise arranged by the Mistick Krewe!

Twenty years later the "Mystic Krewe," now known as "Comus," appeared from nowhere and disappeared again.

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


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