Definitions for kudosˈku doʊz, ˈkyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ku•dos*ˈku doʊz, -doʊs, -dɒs, ˈkyu-(n.)

  1. 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.)

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: pl. of kudo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment(noun)

    an expression of approval and commendation

    "he always appreciated praise for his work"


  1. kudos(Noun)

    Praise; accolades.

    The talented, young playwright received kudos for his new drama.

  2. kudos(Noun)

    Credit for one's achievements

  3. Origin: From κῦδος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kudos(noun)

    glory; fame; renown; praise

  2. Kudos(verb)

    to praise; to extol; to glorify


  1. Kudos

    Kudos Film and Television is a British independent film and television production company. It has produced television series for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and its productions include Spooks, Hustle, Life on Mars and its spin-off Ashes to Ashes, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard and M.I. High. In 2007 it was voted Best Independent Production Company by Broadcast magazine. Formed in 1992, since 2007 it has been part of the Shine Group. In 2007 it also set up the film unit, Kudos Pictures.

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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.

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