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[kuh n-grats, kuh ng-] /kənˈgræts, kəŋ-/
noun, interjection, Informal.
Origin of congrats
1880-85; by shortening Unabridged
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Examples from the web for congrats
  • And congrats to the lucky grandparents on both sides.
  • Matt, congrats on one of the few intelligent comments that displays more than third-grade debate skills.
  • Sounds challenging and congrats to the new recruits.
  • My sincere and whole-hearted congrats to the happy couple.
  • congrats to my trio of extraterrestrial compatriots as well.
  • congrats on getting past this initial part and seeing daylight on the other side.
  • congrats to the whole team that designed, built, launched and operated it for all those years.
  • Meanwhile, congrats on working for a company that's actually hiring.
British Dictionary definitions for congrats


plural noun, sentence substitute
informal shortened forms of congratulations
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Word Origin and History for congrats

1884, colloquial shortening of congratulations. Further colloquialized in British English to congratters (1906) and among online gamers to grats (by 2000).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for congrats



Congratulations: You're in? Congrats (1884+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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