follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

congrats

[kuh n-grats, kuh ng-] /kənˈgræts, kəŋ-/
noun, interjection, Informal.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; by shortening
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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

congrats

/kənˈɡræts/
plural noun, sentence substitute
1.
informal shortened forms of congratulations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for congrats
n.

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
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for congrats

congrats

interjection

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


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for congrats

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for congrats

0
14
Scrabble Words With Friends