Asked in Germany in WW2GermanyAdolf Hitler
Germany in WW2
How did Germany get the nickname kraut?
November 23, 2008 3:28PM
== == Germany doesn´t have a nickname... but we Germans are called Krauts by some nations. :))) Kraut was a common GI term for the German soldier and comes from the abbreviation of sauerkraut, the sour cabbage, a common food eaten by Germans.
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Asked in Literature and Language
What does cold as kraut mean?
Cold as Kraut is a similie and is comparing one thing to another. This particular similie means that you are as cold as a german. This is said because Kraut is what the English used to call Germans in world war two and it basically means that you are as cold hearted as a Nazi or a Kraut. As it was explained to me years ago by an elderly gentleman, "cold as Kraut" meant cold as saurkraut. Before the days of refrigeration, saurkraut was stored in large stone vats underground. And they got very very cold.