From the western German Kran (“water tap”) and the demonym -berger hinting at a village name ending in -berg (“mountain”). A humorous equation of tap water to the expensive table waters typically bottled in such villages.
- (colloquial, regional) tap water (used as a beverage)
- Willst du Mineralwasser oder reicht dir Kraneberger?
- Do you want mineral water or is tap water fine by you?
Declension of Kraneberger [sg-only, neuter, strong]
- “Kraneberger” in Duden online