cred

[ kred ]
/ krɛd /

noun Slang.

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.

Nearby words

  1. creature comforts,
  2. creature feature,
  3. creaturely,
  4. creb,
  5. creche,
  6. credence,
  7. credence table,
  8. credendum,
  9. credent,
  10. credential

Origin of cred

shortened form of credibility

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British Dictionary definitions for creds

cred

/ (krɛd) /

noun

slang short for credibility street cred
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Word Origin and History for creds

cred

n.

slang shortening of credibility, by 1992.

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