Definition of cred in English:

cred

noun

  • informal term for street credibility
    • ‘If we're all cashing in our hipster cred for bourgeois trappings, then at least we're doing it together.’
    • ‘And then there's the issue of her punk-rock cred, or lack thereof.’
    • ‘On the face of it, he might seem to have the cred to do it.’
    • ‘If you ever needed cred for your site - this is it!’
    • ‘At first it was the cultural capital of punk cred that she was building up and wrecking, and now it's marketability.’
    • ‘His national security cred is good, he's popular in Florida, and he seems to be fairly well liked among the Democratic faithful.’
    • ‘The original film, initially dismissed as crude animation based on the pulp comic strip, had gained considerable cred within the film world.’
    • ‘Do you feel any need to prove your indie cred these days?’
    • ‘I'm not sure where the others are from but I'm a Yorkshire lass and that should give the panel some cred!’
    • ‘If you're too embarrassed to go out and buy old country music, get this one - you won't lose your cred.’
    • ‘Those of you worried about your manliness cred should leave your concerns at the door.’
    • ‘For these agitators, their countercultural cred comes from illicit and powerful substances instead of sartorial symbols.’
    • ‘So who does he diss in order to establish his cred as a white, male rapper?’
    • ‘That kind of mistake could have totally undermined my pulpit cred.’
    • ‘These programs gave the network its cultural cred while helping the channel land in a demographic sweet spot.’
    • ‘It was nine-tenths of my cred as a commercial solicitor.’
    • ‘And I don't know, maybe I really am getting old, but I'm starting not to care about indie cred anymore.’
    • ‘I must confess about yet another blow to my geek cred.’
    • ‘My indie rock cred, once considerable, is now crumbling at my feet.’
    • ‘Then you've established your cred so you can write about the music in question, how it's so amazing, how wrecked it leaves you, how transporting and new it is.’

Pronunciation

cred

/krɛd//kred/