Etymology
Advertisement

kudos (n.)

"fame, renown, glory," 1799, probably originally in university slang, from Greek kydos "glory, fame," especially in battle, "a poetical word, found chiefly in the Iliad and Odyssey" [Century Dictionary], literally "that which is heard of," perhaps from PIE root *keu- "to see, observe, perceive." In form the word is a Greek singular noun, but the final -s often is mistaken as a plural suffix in English, leading to the barbarous back-formation kudo (attested by 1936).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of kudos

kudos (n.)
an expression of approval and commendation;
Synonyms: praise / congratulations / extolment
From wordnet.princeton.edu