Definitions for kudosˈku doʊz, ˈkyu-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ku•dos*ˈku doʊz, -doʊs, -dɒs, ˈkyu-(n.)
honor; glory; acclaim.
Category: Usage Note
* (used with a sing. v.). Usage: kudos entered English in the 19th century as a singular noun, a transliteration of a Greek singular noun meaning “praise or renown.” Used largely in university circles, it became popular among journalists in the 1920s, esp. for headlines: Playwright receives kudos. Because such contexts often do not reveal whether the term is singular or plural, and because the word ends in -s, the usual marker of the English plural, kudos eventually came to be treated as a plural meaning “accolades.” The singular form kudo has been produced from this supposed plural by back formation and has developed the meaning “a statement of praise, accolade.” Usage guides generally advise against using kudo (with plural kudos ), and sometimes even reject the singular word kudos . However, singular kudo and plural kudos are standard in all types of speech and writing.
Origin of kudos:
1825–35; < Gk kŷdos
ku•dosˈku doʊz, ˈkyu-(n.)
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: pl. of kudo
praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment(noun)
an expression of approval and commendation
"he always appreciated praise for his work"
The talented, young playwright received kudos for his new drama.
Credit for one's achievements
Origin: From κῦδος.
glory; fame; renown; praise
to praise; to extol; to glorify
Translations for kudos
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(one of the kinds of) substance of which the organs of the body are made
nervous tissue; the tissues of the body.
- نَسيج الجِسْمArabic
- tecidoPortuguese (BR)
- das GewebeGerman
- szövet (biológiában)Hungarian
- เนื้อเยื่อของคน สัตว์หรือพืชThai
- (生物的)組織Chinese (Trad.)
- ريشہ، ايک مادہ جس سے اعضائے بدن بنتے ہيںUrdu
- （生物的）组织Chinese (Simp.)
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