[ kroo ]
/ kru /
(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.
Now, the Krewe of Proteus was composed entirely of men, and it was their policy to have nobody but men in their parade.Frank Merriwell Down South|Burt L. Standish