street cred

noun

informal
: the acceptance and respect of people who live in poor city neighborhoods
the tough neighborhood where he earned his street cred

Examples of street cred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His personal reservations aside, driving the Bat-mobile one more time would probably help the actor’s street cred within his own household. Shania Russell, EW.com, 18 Dec. 2023 Yet instead of hurting him politically, these criticisms only magnified DeSantis’ street cred with so many Americans who wanted a champion to stand up against lockdowns. Justin Sayfie, CNN, 2 Mar. 2023

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“Street cred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/street%20cred. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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