Definition of kudos in English:

kudos

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːdɒs
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Origin

late 18th century: Greek.

Usage

Kudos comes from Greek and means ‘praise’. Despite appearances, it is not a plural form. This means that there is no singular form kudo and that the use of kudos as a plural, as in the following sentence, is incorrect: he received many kudos for his work (correct use is he received much kudos for his work ).

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