\ ˈkrü How to pronounce krewe (audio) \

Definition of krewe

: a private organization staging festivities (such as parades) during Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Examples of krewe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Nyx captain apologized for the post, but did not publicly ally the krewe with the Black Lives Matter movement or step down, as some members called for. Doug Maccash,, "Former Krewe of Nyx members will donate $16,000 to schools that decided to boycott parade," 8 Sep. 2020 Earlier this week Jefferson Parish krewe leaders and parish officials met privately to begin discussing the Carnival in that suburban parish. Doug Maccash,, "Is Mardi Gras 2021 still possible? Meetings in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish offer no clue," 13 Aug. 2020 The krewe, which does not stage a parade, has only canceled a few balls since its founding. Doug Maccash,, "New Orleans’ oldest gay Carnival krewe, Petronius, cancels costume ball due to coronavirus," 6 Aug. 2020 Like so many other mystic societies that evening, Mobile’s only husband-and-wife krewe saw its parade fall victim to unavoidable delays. al, "Marry Mates invite the Masked Observer into the family," 21 Feb. 2020 Two options remain: T'Challa, a nod to the King of Wakanda in Marvel's New Black Panther movie, or Zulu, in honor of the ethnic group in Southern Africa and popular Mardi Gras krewe. Hanna Krueger,, "A second baby giraffe arrives at Audubon Nature Institute: See photos, video," 28 Feb. 2018 In 2018, a new sub-krewe, the Dead Beans Parade, was formed. Ann Maloney,, "Ma Momma's House wins Red Beans Madness tournament," 11 Apr. 2018 Grab your krewe and check out these local Fat Tuesday special events. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Let the good times roll at these Katy Mardi Gras celebrations," 20 Feb. 2020 Being a target of Mobile’s satirical Mardi Gras krewe, the Comic Cowboys, can be a real slap in the face. al, "Mobile’s Comic Cowboys: Boeing flies unfriendly skies," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of krewe

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for krewe

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18 Sep 2020

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“Krewe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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