big up

noun

Definition of big up

US slang

  1. :  an expression of thanks or praise The love has indeed come in the States, via sheer word of mouth, big ups from artists … and heavy airplay … — Kimberly Chun, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb. 2011 Give kudos where kudos due, and no one will object to big ups being given to you for your part in a joint endeavor. — Chicago Daily Herald, 19 Sept. 2010 All season long we've given Smith big ups for erasing such unsavory shot selection from his barren offensive repertoire. — Peter Vecsey, New York Post, 30 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of big up

1992


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