kudos

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noun ku·dos \ˈkü-ˌdäs, ˈkyü-, -ˌdōs\

Definition of kudos

  1. 1 :  praise given for achievement

  2. 2 :  fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement :  prestige

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Examples of kudos in a Sentence

  1. Kudos to everyone who helped.

  2. The company has earned kudos for responding so quickly to customers' concerns.

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Origin and Etymology of kudos

Greek kydos


First Known Use: 1831


KUDOS Defined for English Language Learners

kudos

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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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