shout-out

noun
\ ˈshau̇t-ˌau̇t How to pronounce shout-out (audio) \
variants: or less commonly shoutout
plural shout-outs also shoutouts

Definition of shout-out

informal
: a public expression of greeting, praise, or acknowledgement directed toward a person or group often as part of a performance, recording, or broadcast She opened her acceptance speech with a shout-out to James Baldwin, the author of the book on which the movie was based, calling him "one of the greatest artists of our time."— Neal Justin Here are a few lyrical shout-outs to some of hip hop's favorite designers.— Scott Poulson-Bryant She even gave a shoutout to one of her former teachers on Twitter, and encouraged others to do the same.— Emily Sweeney

First Known Use of shout-out

1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Shout-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shout-out. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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shout-out

noun
How to pronounce shout-out (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shout-out

US, informal : an expression of greeting or praise that is given to someone in the presence of many people

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