Definition of Krewe

1. Noun. A private organization in New Orleans that exists to stage a Mardi Gras Ball, Mardi Gras Parade, or both. ¹



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Definition of Krewe

1. a private group participating in the New Orleans Mardi Gras [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Krewe

krengs
krennerite
kreosote
kreosoted
kreosotes
kreotoxin
kreplach
kreplech
kretek
kreteks
krettnichite
kreutzer
kreutzers
kreuzer
kreuzers
krewe (current term)
krewes
kribergite
kriegspiel
krige
krigia
kriging
krill
krills
krimmer
krimmers
kringle
kringles
krinovite
kris

Literary usage of Krewe

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1. The Picayune's Guide to New Orleans (1903)
"Hi2. the society was again represented by a street pageant of great beauty on the Thursday night preceding Mardi Gras. The krewe of Proteus was organized in ..."

2. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"The organization of the Mystic krewe of Comus is the oldest of them all. and its parade, which takes place after nightfall, is the most gorgeous. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A comparatively recent addition to the Latin element in the city has been through Italian immigration. from 1857, when the " Mystic krewe of Cornus," the ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"A night parade was first inaugurated in 1857 by a secret society, the " Mys- tick krewe of Comus." The arrangements are most perfect, and are carried on so ..."

5. Life and Liberty in America by Charles Mackay (1859)
"THE "MYSTICK krewe." have no authority to damn anything—and for that matter—to damn anybody but myself; which I do most heartily. Damn me ! ..."

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