Kraut (plural Krauts)
- (ethnic slur, offensive, slang) A German. [from 1841]
- (countable) herb; useful plant (plant used to flavour food, or for medicinal effect)
- (countable, botany) herbaceous plant
- (uncountable, regional, southern Germany, Austria) cabbage (vegetable)
- (uncountable, regional, western Germany) a thick syrup made from sugar beets or, less often, fruit
- (cabbage): This sense has become common in northern and central Germany in the words Krautsalat and Sauerkraut, but not otherwise.
- (cabbage): Kohl
From English Kraut (“German”), mostly via American films and books about World Wars I and II. The English term is from sauerkraut, due to the British and American perception of sauerkraut as a stereotypically German dish.
- (a German, from an Anglo-Saxon perspective): Fritz
- “Kraut” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
- “Kraut” in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, 16 vols., Leipzig 1854–1961.
Kraut n (plural Kraider)