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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

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Recent Examples on the Web Floyd had the double-barrel street cred of being a former student athlete and budding rap artist who rubbed elbows with homegrown artists such as Cal Wayne and Trae tha Truth, Johnson said. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "'You shook the world, Big Floyd:' George Floyd remembered for mentoring young men in Houston's Third Ward," 8 June 2020 On her way to the bathroom that night, Ms. Thun saw the Datograph, snapped a photo and through her research, learned the piece had serious watchmaking cred. Victoria Gomelsky, New York Times, "A Collection of Female Watch Collectors," 8 Mar. 2020 The Ioniq earns extra eco cred for its interior materials. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Offers a Compelling Alternative to the Toyota Prius," 28 May 2020 And that, to some degree, has been its core problem: denting its luxury cred. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Neiman Marcus may file for bankruptcy, but either way, it needs to get slimmer," 24 Apr. 2020 Certainly O’Connor and Ginsburg, as played by the delightful Stephanie Faracy and Tovah Feldshuh, are very different people, not just in hair color but in background, philosophy, understanding of the function of the Supreme Court and feminist cred. Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor, the stage show, in ‘Sisters in Law’," 1 Oct. 2019 The inaugural Dirtybird Campout establishes the cred of the Dirtybird brand (2015) In 2015, a new kind of festival was born with Dirtybird Campout. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The Top 100 Moments of the EDM Decade," 17 Dec. 2019 No one can match his socialist cred, built up over decades. Rich Lowry, National Review, "The Bernie Path Works Only for Bernie," 31 Jan. 2020 Though Burnell’s adaptation is a bit rickety, Morano brings a gritty neorealist style with the help of cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, and dirties herself up for cred. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Blake Lively and gritty ‘The Rhythm Section’ is plagued by a shaky adaptation," 29 Jan. 2020

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2020

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“Cred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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informal : the fact of being accepted and respected as a member of a social group or class

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