cred

noun
\ˈkred \

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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Oh, and if that weren't enough cool cred, consider this: Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop hosts a pop-up here every holiday season. Archana Ram, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from San Diego," 5 Mar. 2018 Yet note the street cred of said ships: One of the two, the Grace, is the former yacht of Princess Grace of Monaco. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Meghan Markle’ effect: the Duchess of Sussex has the world in awe, not just for her humanitarian efforts and acting creds but for her personal fashion and beauty choices, too. Wendy Sy, Allure, "Happy Birthday, Duchess: See Meghan Markle’s Hair Evolution Through the Years," 4 Aug. 2018 The daffy has hot-dog roots but enough vestigial cred to induce a new-schooler to tip his trucker hat. Nick Paumgarten, Outside Online, "Nick Paumgarten on the Thrill of His First Daffy," 11 July 2018 Once an albatross, the school’s location south of Downtown is now an asset, attracting students drawn to a university in a city brimming with cultural cred. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "Can USC Survive Scandal and Shed Its Spoiled-Kid Reputation Once and For All?," 10 July 2018 The show really pushes its self-referential cred to the edge by conflating Arthur’s mission with the production’s own crusade to make it to Broadway. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Spamalot' induces more than canned laughter in Cygnet revival," 2 July 2018 LeDuff's gonzo reporting is nothing if not braggadocious, intent on establishing the author's first-person street-and-barroom cred. Sam Quinones, chicagotribune.com, "A gonzo tour of what ails America," 29 June 2018 And in 2013, its scientific cred was secured with PREDIMED, one of the most important recent diet studies published. Julia Belluz, Vox, "This Mediterranean diet study was hugely impactful. The science just fell apart.," 20 June 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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cred

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cred

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

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