Definition of kudos noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkjuːdɒs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkuːdɑːs//
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  1. 1the admiration and respect that goes with a particular achievement or position synonym prestige the kudos of playing for such a famous team
  2. 2kudos (to somebody) (for something/doing something) (informal, especially North American English) special praise or congratulations to somebody for something they have done Kudos to Bill for fixing that problem.
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: Greek.Extra examples Employees enjoy the kudos that the job brings as much as the financial rewards. Special kudos goes to Patrick Stewart for his role as the captain. There was considerable kudos attached to being on the advisory board. You have to give her kudos for keeping it secret.
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