Definition of congrats in English:

congrats

plural noun

informal
  • Congratulations:

    [as exclamation] ‘congrats on your exams, Cal!’
    • ‘And, additional congrats to Frank, who has collected the history of gay DC for an upcoming book.’
    • ‘If anyone else has read this far down the blog, congrats.’
    • ‘Hey, congrats on being number one again - and welcome to your new digs.’
    • ‘I have some blog catching up to do so this post was just supposed to be a quickie to say congrats to my getting-older-by-the-minute daughter.’
    • ‘Best wishes and congrats go to the happy couple.’
    • ‘I don't know how he pulled it off, but congrats to his campaign crew.’
    • ‘Thank you so much for your congrats and well wishes.’
    • ‘You may be too humble to post this, but congrats!’
    • ‘Tom, congrats on a very well thought out post here.’
    • ‘By the way, congrats to Dale and Heather on their new tyke!’
    • ‘And while I am at it, I just thought I should say congrats to Meg for both a highly successful redesign and having an incredibly cool web savvy mother.’
    • ‘But congrats on a decent hall (type thing) of residence, just cross your fingers and hope the bed isn't lumpy!’
    • ‘Anyway, congrats to him, he did his best and he did Jamaica proud!’
    • ‘But, of the political blogs, I can't argue with any of the winners: congrats, and keep up the good work!’
    • ‘Heartiest congrats to Ellie on another special day.’
    • ‘And while we're on the subject of driving, congrats to everyone who enjoyed a beer, but didn't drive after the Lismore races last Thursday.’
    • ‘Dave, congrats on the first joke on this comment board.’
    • ‘Sara joined the party around nine, to cheers and smiles; another round of baby congrats.’
    • ‘Jim was vague about who was going to buy it, but congrats!’
    • ‘Give her congrats for winning that all-state spelling bee.’

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

congrats

/kənˈɡrats/