kudos n : an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work" [syn: praise, congratulations]
- Finnish: maine, kunnia
- Latin: laus
- Derived from the verb kutoa "to knit, weave".
- For other uses, see Kudos (disambiguation).
Usage expanded again as the term entered the vocabulary of the gaming community. For example, you can earn kudos for completing certain in-game tasks, such as those in the Metropolis Street Racer, the Project Gotham Racing series and as part of the 'Varrock Museum' mini-task in the popular MMORPG Runescape. One can give another either none, one, or two kudos for praise of another's blog.
"Not used commonly in Australia, China, or in Ireland."
kudos in German: Wertschätzung
kudos in French: Kudos
kudos in Dutch: kudos
kudos in Norwegian: Kudos
kudos in Norwegian Nynorsk: Kudos
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