from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare, rare To praise; to extol; to glorify.
  • noun Glory; fame; renown; praise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation


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

[Greek kūdos, magical glory.]

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From Ancient Greek κῦδος (kudos, "praise, renown").


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  • 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

  • Is this not a kudo?:

    January 22, 2008

  • Nope. It's a kudu.

    January 22, 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

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

    January 23, 2008

  • Norwegian equivalent to the concept of Digg

    March 25, 2009

  • Stpeter is correct (see comment below photo).

    April 10, 2010

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

    April 10, 2010

  • *preens (2 years late)*

    April 13, 2010