- Informal. sauerkraut.
- (often initial capital letter) Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a German, especially a German soldier during World War I or II.
- slang a derogatory word for German
“a German” (especially a German soldier), 1841, but popularized during World War I, from German kraut “cabbage,” considered a characteristic national dish.