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
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slang shortening of credibility, by 1992.
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