\ ˈkrü \

Definition of krewe

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

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Held in February, this all-male Mardi Gras krewe throws one heck of a parade with lots of colorful and intricate floats. Brian Kelly |,, "12 Mardi Gras events not to miss at Alabama's beaches," 25 Jan. 2018 And this krewe is known for its expensive throws along with beads. Brian Kelly |,, "12 Mardi Gras events not to miss at Alabama's beaches," 25 Jan. 2018 Still, there are dozens of newer krewes that have embraced diversity, and Gasparilla, despite its aristocratic origins and social pretensions, isn't exactly a redoubt of Tampa society—or a model of decorum. Vicky Ward, Town & Country, "The Bizarre Scandal That Brought Down General David Petraeus," 29 Nov. 2016 All great Mardi Gras weekends begin with a ball, and there are plenty to choose from--just be aware that many are invite via krewe only. Tara Massouleh,, "Have you been to the country's original Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile?," 6 Feb. 2018 The Endymion Extravaganza often sells out, krewe officials said. Ann Maloney,, "New Orleans Saints Kamara, Lattimore to ride in Endymion," 20 Jan. 2018 For more information about LA/SPCA Kitten krewe, comment below and Sara will respond to your inquiries. Robert Rhoden,, "La. black bear makes himself at home in city of Winnfield: report," 1 June 2018 The floats were strollers and wagons as the krewe threw beads and MoonPies. Joe Songer,, "Children's Mardi Gras Parade rolls through Homewood Park," 13 Feb. 2018 The krewe threw a special doubloon featuring the late musician Pete Fountain that looks like a little gold record. Melinda Morris,, "Superkrewe of Orpheus rolls in New Orleans: See photos from the parade," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of krewe

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for krewe

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