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[kruhp; German kroo p]
  1. Al·fred [al-frid; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɪd; German ˈɑl freɪt/, 1812–87, German industrialist and manufacturer of armaments.
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Examples from the Web for krupp

Historical Examples

  • The menu at Krupp's is not given, but was probably some form of pig.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916


  • If Krupp's run these works the workmen will have to work, make no mistake on that point.

  • Would it help Belgium if you and I were replaced by men from Krupp's?

  • A man named Hirsch is hired by the Krupp firm to "accelerate" this work.

  • Men like Krupp and Carnegie have diminished misery, not increased it.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker

British Dictionary definitions for krupp


  1. a German family of steel and armaments manufacturers, including Alfred, 1812–87, his son Friedrich Alfred, 1854–1902, and the latter's son-in-law, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, 1870–1950
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Word Origin and History for krupp



1883, gun made at the armaments works in Essen, Germany, founded by German metallurgist Alfred Krupp (1812-1887).

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