Definitions

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

  • n. Slang Acceptability or popularity, especially among young people in urban areas.

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  • n. Credibility among young, hip urban dwellers; particularly important in the hip-hop and gangsta-rap scene.

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  • n. credibility among young fashionable urban individuals

Etymologies

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

street + cred(it).

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From street ("urban youth") + credibility, by shortening

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  • word on the street

    April 5, 2009