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
Recent Examples of cred from the Web
The little car hasn’t captured any of Tesla’s Silicon Valley street-cred and it hasn’t whipped up any of the cultish following that still benefits the Toyota Prius.
According to People, this new boyfriend is an up-coming British actor who is building up serious indie movie cred.
Check my creds https://twitter.com/mefeater/status/857741102383845377 …
Faye Dunaway and Carrie-Anne Moss, in small roles, contribute welcome Old Hollywood and genre-specific cred and chops.
There’s nothing else quite like Atlanta, which arrived in September sure-footed and fully-formed; expect the Globes to reward it for that (while ensuring the awards show gets extra coolness cred of its own) come Sunday.
The researchers are quick to point out that their work was limited to only two plants grown over a short period of time, and that much more investigation is needed before bamboo's green cred can be rejected or reaffirmed.
But the real sign that the Beasties have come perilously close to squandering their lifetime supply of cred is the fact that their latest albums have included lyric sheets.
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Definition of cred for English Language Learners
: the fact of being accepted and respected as a member of a social group or class
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