Definition of Kraut in English:



  • 1derogatory A German.

  • 2US [mass noun] Sauerkraut.

    • ‘This was a nice bed of hot kraut with beefy pig chunks and a nice greasy slab of bacon with the herbs and mustard - good autumnal beer food, refined but not over-refined.’
    • ‘He was picking up some sausage and kraut for his mom.’
    • ‘The common threads here seem to be cabbage and the process of fermentation, both key elements in kimchee and kraut.’
    • ‘The crêpe stuffed with kraut was decent, said he, but nothing like his mama's.’
    • ‘Lana had only said no onions or chili; she hadn't said a thing about kraut.’
    • ‘This year we'll do 175,000 tons of sauerkraut, which is a lot of kraut.’


Late 18th century (in Kraut): from German, cabbage; Kraut, which was frequently used during the First World War or Second World War, probably alludes to the use of cabbage as an ingredient in dishes considered typical of German cuisine.