Definition of kudos
1 : praise given for achievement
2 : fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement : prestige
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Examples of kudos in a Sentence
Kudos to everyone who helped.
The company has earned kudos for responding so quickly to customers' concerns.
Recent Examples of kudos from the Web
So Village Theatre merits kudos just for programming this crowd-pleasing saga of a black female singing trio’s rise to success, and the moral compromises and heartbreaks that follow.
This year's Primetime Emmys, the 69th annual kudos, will again tape live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
For his part, Axelrod, who was never known to hide his opinions, was less concerned about the kudos.
So, kudos to Governor Kasich for getting rid of it.
Kudos to Top Chef for spotlighting her contribution to southern cuisine.
Mrs. Clinton deserves kudos for her jaunty aplomb under difficult circumstances.
Kudos to Thompson Hotels for introducing a place in an otherwise crowded market with uninterrupted views of El Arco and the Bahía San Lucas horizon.
Ms. Speciale says her company’s plans to reduce the ad load on its networks have garnered kudos from clients, even before any changes have fully taken shape.
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Origin and Etymology of kudos
First Known Use: 1831
KUDOS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kudos for English Language Learners
: praise or respect that you get because of something you have done or achieved
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