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See also: krug and krüg


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname​.
    • 2009 April 14, Patricia Sullivan, “Judith Krug”, in The Washington Post[1]:
      Director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1967, Mrs. Krug was a national leader in several legal cases that rose to the Supreme Court.



  • IPA(key): /kʁuːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kʁuːx/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
  • Rhymes: -uːk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German kruoc, from Old High German kruog. Immediate cognates are Middle Dutch kroech, Old English crōg. Further origin unsettled. The originally Low German Kruke ‎(crock), cognate with English crock, is another word, though a relation with Krug is considered likely.


Krug m ‎(genitive Krugs or Kruges, plural Krüge)

  1. jug

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German krōch, krūch, whence German Low German Kroog and through borrowing Dutch kroeg ‎(pub), Swedish krog. Further origin unknown. A relation with etymology 1 cannot be ruled out, but is considered unlikely by most authorities.


Krug m ‎(genitive Krugs or Kruges, plural Krüge)

  1. (dated, regional, Northern Germany) pub; bar
Usage notes[edit]
  • The word as such has now become rare, but it is still found in the names of many traditional pubs in northern Germany.
  • Kneipe (see there for further synonyms)


External links[edit]

  • Krug in Duden online