krewe
noun Etymology: alteration of crew Date: 1936 a private organization staging festivities (as parades) during Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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  • krewe — ˈkrü noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of crew : a private organization staging festivities (as parades and balls) during Mardi Gras in New Orleans * * * /krooh/, n. (esp. in New Orleans) a private social club that sponsors balls, parades, etc., as …   Useful english dictionary

  • krewe — /krooh/, n. (esp. in New Orleans) a private social club that sponsors balls, parades, etc., as part of the Mardi Gras festivities. [archaizing or fanciful sp. of CREW1; generalized from the Mistick Krewe of Comus, the first such club, founded in… …   Universalium

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  • Krewe du Vieux — The Krewe du Vieux is a New Orleans Mardi Gras or Carnival krewe, originally and more fully known as the Krewe du Vieux Carre ( Vieux Carre being another term for the city s French Quarter). It is one of the earliest parades of the New Orleans… …   Wikipedia

  • Krewe of OAK — The Krewe of OAK is a small neighborhood New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe and parade held in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. The parade starts and ends on Oak Street, presumably the origin of the name, although members say that …   Wikipedia

  • Krewe of Barkus — The Krewe of Barkus is a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade whose participants are dogs costumed according to a central parade theme and escorted by their human owners. Originally created in November 1992, the krewe was not granted parading status by… …   Wikipedia

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