Alteration of kroat (“Croat”) in the 17th century, under German influence. According to SO and SAOB (see #References), the military forces known as Croats had a reputation for wild behavior during the Thirty Years' War, where they fought on the Catholic side against Sweden. Doublet of kravatt.
- a small child (or animal)
- De där krabborna är trevliga små krabater
- Those crabs are nice little fellas
- (obsolete) an ethnic Croat
Usage notes Edit
Cute-sounding in the modern sense.
|Declension of krabat|
Derived terms Edit
- krabatiska (obsolete)