\ˈkrü \

Definition of krewe 

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

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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 Presiding as captain was Bubby Lyons, and throwing beads to ball-goers were the krewe of Donna DeVall, Betty Jo Brown, Marian Crocker, Lynn Sweeney, Doris Baio, LaDonna Sittman and George Sougeron. Elizabeth Moore,, "North Shore Notables: Windsor seniors get in the 'Spirit of Mardi Gras'," 18 Feb. 2018 One or both of those provisions tripped up eight krewes, but none so much as Napoleon. Drew Broach,, "Of 12 Carnival parades in Jefferson Parish, this one got fined," 17 Apr. 2018 These private parties, which happen between summer and carnival season (various krewes and social clubs present the women separately during Mardi Gras), can cost well over $100,000. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "The Curious Plight of the Modern Debutante," 28 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of krewe

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for krewe

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