\ ˈkred How to pronounce cred (audio) \

Definition of cred

: credibility specifically : the ability to gain acceptance as a member of a particular group or class used … his new street cred to develop contacts — Dale Keiger

Examples of cred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Colorful tales of the Tarahumara mixed with Lieberman’s scientific cred made for a potent combination, and interest in barefoot and minimalist running exploded after the publication of McDougall’s book. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 25 June 2020 Pastry chef Alexandra Whisnant has some serious sweet cred, with a resume that includes Ladurée patisserie in Paris and Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Pamela Wright,, 6 May 2022 Both Wills understand that hip-hop cred can be traded for Hollywood-hustler opportunity, but few others realized that its street primacy was inevitable. Armond White, National Review, 30 Mar. 2022 After Raf Simons' high-fashion turn at Calvin Klein, the brand sought out Heron Preston, an artist, creative director, DJ, and clothing designer, to jumpstart their cool cred. Tina Chadha, Travel + Leisure, 11 Dec. 2021 But at this point, excluding UC would smear the cred of the whole enterprise. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 23 Nov. 2021 Robert Longo is a key figure of the Pictures Generation, an influential group of American artists who gave image-making conceptual cred starting in the late seventies. The New Yorker, 30 July 2021 The women of Bravo's Married to Medicine are putting their medical cred to good use and sharing an important message about how fans can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Rachel Yang,, 24 Mar. 2021 Houck is a Greater Tampeño (or Tampanian, there is a debate about this, too), a St. Pete native whose cred is both street and pro. Amy Drew Thompson,, 13 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cred

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Cred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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