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kraut

[krout] /kraʊt/
noun
1.
Informal. sauerkraut.
2.
(often initial capital letter) Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a German, especially a German soldier during World War I or II.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for kraut

Kraut

/kraʊt/
noun, adjective
1.
(slang) a derogatory word for German
Word Origin
from German (Sauer)kraut, literally: (pickled) cabbage
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Word Origin and History for kraut

Kraut

n.

"a German" (especially a German soldier), 1841, but popularized during World War I, from German kraut "cabbage," considered a characteristic national dish.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kraut

kraut

adjective

: kraut wine

noun

A German, esp a German soldier: Oh, that kraut-head (WWI armed forces)

[fr sauerkraut, regarded as a favorite and characteristic German food]


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