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street cred

slang One's reputation, credibility, or authenticity in relation to the people and culture of an urban environment. "Cred" is short for "credibility." The new political candidate has a lot of street cred, which has really invigorated young voters in this district. I just feel like she lost some of her street cred when she started taking her music mainstream, you know?
See also: cred, street

street cred

n. credibility on the streets. (Streets.) If I drove a ride like that, I’d lose my street cred.
See also: cred, street
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(By coincidence, this is precisely how someone with a lot of street cred would play it.) Pretty soon, the phrase starts to slip into the columns of Washington political analysts.
Giving somebody a good kicking never has and never will do anyone's street cred any good.
"It's left me with a scar - I suppose that gives me more street cred."
CATS in the late 1990s are getting street cred by having more trendy names, a new survey has revealed.
Perry's explanations - especially his disarming admission that the plot's logic is "tortured" - kicked me out of my Clancyworld musings about a plot to use the author's street cred to mislead the American public about encryption policy.
relaxing with a joint or a cynical stunt to gain street cred? When their fan base is almost exclusively girls under 12 and with songs that make Take That look like The Beatles, they certainly need some.
YOUNG yobs are forcing dangerous or illegal dogs to battle it out in fights in Birmingham parks in a bid to boost their street cred, police have revealed.
THE Wanted revealed they turned down the chance to launch their own male make-up range - as they thought it would ruin their street cred.
"She wants to use her own youth and street cred to best advantage and help take knives off our streets."
Irish cider firm Magners, where the drink is poured over ice, are credited with giving cider new street cred and sparking the three-year boom.
This will earn me my entire year's worth of street cred!"
Local pride Checking out the improvements to Royal Terrace are Andy Greenough and Tess Butler, of Huddersfield Pride, Jeremy Cuss, Carolyn Saville and Polly McGrail, of Milnsbridge Enhancement Group, and resident Alex Thompson NEW STREET CRED!
It would be exciting and give me some street cred. Although playing with Tony Christie gives me plenty of street cred.
THE ultimate in technological street cred at the moment is the i Pod, which now comes in colours to match everything from your hair to your handbag.
Natas Kaupas and David Carson seem intent on bringing street cred to Quiksilver's super secret upcoming 60 stores in China.