Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Praise; accolades.
  • n. Plural form of kudo.
  • n. Credit for one's achievements

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Glory; fame; renown; praise.
  • transitive v. To praise; to extol; to glorify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bestow kudos on; glorify.
  • n. Glory; fame; renown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expression of approval and commendation

Etymologies

Greek kūdos, magical glory.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κῦδος (kudos, "praise, renown"). (Wiktionary)

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  • *preens (2 years late)*

    April 13, 2010

  • Great comment by reesetee though. That's our boy!

    April 10, 2010

  • Stpeter is correct (see comment below photo).

    April 10, 2010

  • Norwegian equivalent to the concept of Digg

    March 25, 2009

  • Who put his eyeliner on, though? What a mess.

    January 23, 2008

  • Kould that krazy-looking, kudzu-munching, kudu have kuru? Let's hope not. Because there's nothing like a spongiform encephelopathy to put a krimp in one's morning.

    January 22, 2008

  • Nope. It's a kudu.

    January 22, 2008

  • Is this not a kudo?:

    January 22, 2008

  • A singular, naturally (there is no such thing as a "kudo"!). It's borrowed directly from the ancient Greek word for praise, and it's pronounced "ku-doss", not "ku-doze".

    January 22, 2008