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Kudos 的意思是"名望、声誉、威信"。19世纪早期,这个词出现在英语中,当时是一个活跃在大学生中的俚语。由于拉丁语和希腊语是当时大学生的必修课,所以外来语就不足为奇了,kudos就是个舶来品,kudos源于希腊语中的kydos,意思是"荣耀;名望"。

人们常把kudos当做kudo的复数形式,其实,kudos就是kudos。例如:He received kudos from everyone on his performance. (他的表演受到大家的称赞。)


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