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 (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.]
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(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.
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Indeed, quite early in the week, when it was of most value to me, I gained considerable kudos for a lucky catch; a ball, of which I had merely heard the hum, stuck fast in my hand, which Lord Amersteth himself grasped in public congratulation.
Kudo explains that having multiple people experiencing an artwork at
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Toshiki Kudo, mayor of Hakodate in Japan's north, will appear at Tokyo District Court on Thursday afternoon to demand an indefinite freeze on construction of the nearby Oma nuclear plant.
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