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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, the krewe sounded a hopeful note, saying Halloween events would return to New Orleans in 2021. Katelyn Umholtz,, 7 Sep. 2020 Krewe de Lune, Cosmonaughties, Sirens, Muff-a-lottas and Pussyfooters, who’d planned to march in Nyx quit the krewe in solidarity with the exiting members. Doug Maccash,, 8 Sep. 2020 The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, the first African American krewe, is incorporated. CNN, 6 Mar. 2022 In recent years, more krewes have included Black members, and in 2013, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale became the first krewe founded by Black women for Black women. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 Most of the krewe were equipped with feathery umbrellas for this moment, but anyone who could swing a hanky joined in. The Masked Observer, al, 18 Feb. 2022 More than 40 themed parade processions, each led by a unique krewe, take to the streets throughout the city to entertain crowds in the weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday. Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2022 In lieu of parading, De Wulf said the krewe is producing a recording of music played by the bands that usually accompany the marchers. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, 21 Oct. 2020 Muses founder Staci Rosenberg said the krewe had planned to gather at a bar a couple of blocks off the streetcar route to await the passing of the Phunny Phorty Phellows' procession. Kevin Mcgill, ajc, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History


alteration of crew

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of krewe was in 1857

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“Krewe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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