\ 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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 8 Mar. 2020 The Ioniq earns extra eco cred for its interior materials. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 28 May 2020 And that, to some degree, has been its core problem: denting its luxury cred. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 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, 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, 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cred

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Cred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cred

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


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