street cred

street cred
noun
credibility among young fashionable urban individuals
Syn: ↑street credibility, ↑cred
Hypernyms: ↑credibility, ↑credibleness, ↑believability

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street cred UK US noun [uncountable] informal
respect or admiration among young fashionable people, especially in a city
Thesaurus: respect and self-respectsynonym

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noun [noncount]
informal : the acceptance and respect of people who live in poor city neighborhoods

the tough neighborhood where he earned his street cred

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ˈstreet cred [street cred] (also cred) (informal) (also less frequent ˈstreet credibility) noun uncountable
a way of behaving and dressing that is acceptable to young people, especially those who live in cities and have experienced the problems of real life

Those clothes do nothing for your street cred.

See also:cred

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • street cred — [kred] n. 〚street cred( ibility): see STREET (n. 4)〛 Slang popularity with or acceptance by the common people [a candidate who lacks street cred] * * * …   Universalium

  • street cred — [kred] n. [street cred( ibility): see STREET (n. 4)] Slang popularity with or acceptance by the common people [a candidate who lacks street cred] …   English World dictionary

  • street cred — also street credi.bility n [U] the qualities in a young person that other young people admire, especially because of their knowledge and experience of real life ▪ It ll wreck your street cred if you re seen helping the police. >street credible …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • street-cred — Street credibility. Your street credibility is your street shrewdness. Can also allude to the amount of respect your posse has for you. I know some folks rag on the guy, but he has street cred …   Dictionary of american slang

  • street-cred — Street credibility. Your street credibility is your street shrewdness. Can also allude to the amount of respect your posse has for you. I know some folks rag on the guy, but he has street cred …   Dictionary of american slang

  • street cred — [ strit ,kred ] or ,street credi bility noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL respect or admiration among young fashionable people, especially in a city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • street cred — UK / US or street credibility UK / US noun [uncountable] informal respect or admiration among young fashionable people, especially in a city …   English dictionary

  • street cred — also street cred N UNCOUNT (approval) If someone says that you have street cred, they mean that ordinary young people would approve of you and consider you to be part of their culture, usually because you share their sense of fashion or their… …   English dictionary

  • street-cred — also street cred.i.bil.i.ty noun (U) popular acceptance and approval among young people, especially because you know how to survive in a city: It ll wreck your street cred if you re seen helping the police. street credible / . .../ adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • street-cred — see street cred …   English dictionary

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