\ 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 Some cited fears that the krewe had become so stigmatized they could be potentially harmed by parade-goers. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, 31 Aug. 2020 The krewe was founded in 2018 to combine Latin American tradition with the city's parade culture., 4 Nov. 2020 For more information on Mystic Krewe of Barkus, visit the krewe on Facebook or Instagram (@mystic_krewe_of_barkus) or go to Kimberley Singletary,, 4 Feb. 2021 The krewe is an expression of New Orleanians’ creativity, ingenuity and inability to just simply give up. Sarah Ravits,, 1 Feb. 2021 The Krewe of Muses is an all-female krewe but is not the largest of all-female krewes. New York Times, 13 Feb. 2021 Organizing the many components of a krewe – the parade, the trinkets and the balls, to name a few – is a mammoth undertaking, but Rainey had an advantage: Her father, George Rainey, had reigned as King Zulu. John Pope,, 1 Feb. 2021 The krewe's 2021 ball was only the most recent episode in a sting of controversies focused on the Mystic Krewe of Nyx and its founder Julie Lea. Doug Maccash,, 26 Jan. 2021 In fact, Wheeler said that a Karen who infamously called the cops on Black men barbecuing in an Oakland public park in 2018 was one of the inspirations for the sardonic krewe. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, 30 Sep. 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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7 Sep 2021

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“Krewe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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