cred cred

Definition(s):

  • (n) credibility among young fashionable urban individuals

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hollywood stars are using the indie festival to establish credibility.
  2. Produced in limited quantities, they quickly became the ultimate badge of street cred among the hipsters in the back alleys of Tokyo's fashion-obsessed Harajuku neighborhood.
  3. Having once thought herself overweight, Winehouse now keeps her body little-girl tiny and covered with enough tattoos to earn her cred at a medium-security prison.

News

  1. Lexus Taps Devo Founder, Madonna Director To Bolster IS Brand

    Lexus is pulling hard for street cred among the artistic set.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Motocross begins next week

    The vroom-vroom set bombs into Mammoth next week for the annual Mammoth Motocross, but this year the 10-day spectacle brings some added street cred.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Mammoth Times

  3. Calling All Producers: Kevin Saunderson Wants You To Spin

    Legends in their own right, Kevin Saunderson ’s pioneering techno project Inner City brought the subgenre the mainstream cred it deserved in the late 80’s (and beyond) with their top charting hits “Big Fun” and “Good Life”. Now the Detroit-based group, along with Beatport, are giving aspiring producers a chance to be part of the history with the ‘Good Life’ remix contest. One lucky (and ‘techno ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

Quotes

  1. "For all his antiestablishment cred, he was a working man. He punched in. He sat down and he wrote," Stewart said. "He respected what he did."
    on Nov 10, 2008 By: Jon Stewart Source: MSNBC

  2. "I guess he's trying to build up his street cred a little bit in Quebec," Mulcair said in an interview.
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Thomas Mulcair Source: Toronto Star

  3. "We had a body double but on the day I just felt like, 'This is what Shelley would do - I think I should do it too'," Faris says. "I definitely think I lost some street cred - as a producer - with the whole crew, being naked in front of them....
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Anna Faris Source: NEWS.com.au

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