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Kraut (n.)

"a German" (especially a German soldier), 1841, but popularized during World War I, from German kraut "cabbage," considered a characteristic national dish. The "cabbage" sense is attested in English from 1855.

updated on April 08, 2016

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Definitions of Kraut from WordNet

Kraut (n.)
offensive term for a person of German descent;
Synonyms: Krauthead / Boche / Jerry / Hun
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