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ku·do

 (ko͞o′dō′, kyo͞o′-)
n. pl. ku·dos (-dōz′)
Usage Problem A praising remark; an accolade or compliment: "Children's book author Virginia Hamilton added another kudo to her prize-laden career" (Calvin Reid). See Usage Note at kudos.

[Back-formation from kudos.]

ku•do

(ˈku doʊ, ˈkyu-)

n., pl. -dos.
a statement of praise or approval; accolade; compliment.
[1925–30; back formation from kudos1, construed as a plural]
usage: See kudos1.