probably from Pennsylvania German greckse to grunt, ail, from German krächzen to croak, from krachen to crack, crash, roar, from Old High German krahhōn to crack
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10 Words from Pennsylvania German
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“Krex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krex. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.
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