noun Slang.
  1. 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.

Origin of cred

shortened form of credibility Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. slang short for credibility street cred
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Word Origin and History for cred

slang shortening of credibility, by 1992.

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