props

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noun plural but usually singular in construction \präps\

Definition of props

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

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

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

Origin and Etymology of props

short for proper dues


First Known Use: 1992



PROPS Defined for English Language Learners

props

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noun plural but usually singular in construction \präps\

Definition of props for English Language Learners

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



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