\ˈpräps \

Definition of props 

1 slang : due sense a takes pains to give the man his props— Dan Epstein

2 slang : respect teachers have to earn their props just like everybody else— Greg Donaldson

3 slang : credit sense 6b at least deserves props for writing a song about something that rings true— Jim Abbott

First Known Use of props

1990, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for props

short for proper dues

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about props

Phrases Related to props

mad props

Statistics for props

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for props

The first known use of props was in 1990

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for props

props

noun

English Language Learners Definition of props

: something that is said to publicly thank and give special attention to someone for doing something : credit or recognition

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on props

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for props

Nglish: Translation of props for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of props for Arabic Speakers

Comments on props

What made you want to look up props? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!