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kudo

[koo-doh, kyoo-] /ˈku doʊ, ˈkyu-/
noun, plural kudos for 2.
1.
honor; glory; acclaim:
No greater kudo could have been bestowed.
2.
a statement of praise or approval; accolade; compliment:
one kudo after another.
Origin of kudo
1925-1930
1925-30; back formation from kudos1, construed as a plural
Usage note
See kudos1.
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  • From Kumaishi to kudo numerous reefs extend out at sea, and small headlands afford a safe anchorage to junks.

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