the quality of being believable or worthy of respect, especially within a particular social, professional, or other group: If you wear this t-shirt, you’ll be earning geek cred.Both chefs have plenty of Southern cred.: See also street cred.
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How to use cred in a sentence
She was releasing this stuff on her own out of pure passion, and she wasn’t tapped into the academic system at all, which is how most women got their cred then.Pauline Anna Strom’s posthumous album cements her legacy as an electronic music visionary | Jonathan Williger | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Before moving to California after college, I tossed aside my bad-ass cred and talked mom into selling me her Pontiac Bonneville station wagon.
The new financing round, a Series C for cred, was led by existing investor DST Global.2-year-old CRED valued at $800 million after $80 million funding round | Manish Singh | November 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Kunal Shah has the luxury of time for building cred into the company he envisions it to be.2-year-old CRED valued at $800 million after $80 million funding round | Manish Singh | November 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
The authors have plenty of cred in the world of running science.
Is there a fear that any form of popular embrace would damage the cred of ICP and the label?A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos | Steve Miller | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ignore the talk about purity tests, progressive cred, and skipping to a post-presidency status.
Over the years, she has built up her conservative street cred.The GOP Establishment Turns a ‘Firehose’ on Virginia Tea Partiers | Michelle Cottle | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And now, he's going to have even more cred among the win-the-morning-Game-Change crowd that sets the conventional wisdom.
Yet for all her cred as a femme serieux, Kennedy keeps in close touch with the naughty girl of her past.Lisa Kennedy Montgomery on Her Path From MTV to Fox Business | Lloyd Grove | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was de-light-ed to know that you had pass-ed and that you have been such a cred-it to your col-lege.The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III | Cuthbert Bede
Tan-cred has no finesse; his replies neutralised, nay, destroyed, all my counter representations.Tancred | Benjamin Disraeli
cred′ulousness; Creed, a summary of articles of religious belief, esp.
For twinty years a section boss, he worked upon the track, And be it to his cred-i-it he niver had a wrack.Cowboy Songs | Various
British Dictionary definitions for cred
slang short for credibility street cred
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