congrats

[kuh n-grats, kuh ng-]
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Origin of congrats

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening
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  • We might give her something more substantial than congrats and blessings!


British Dictionary definitions for congrats

congrats

chiefly Brit congratters (kənˈɡrætəz)

pl n, sentence substitute
  1. informal shortened forms of congratulations
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Word Origin and History for congrats
n.

1884, colloquial shortening of congratulations. Further colloquialized in British English to congratters (1906) and among online gamers to grats (by 2000).

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