African American English
: an African American linguistic practice involving the indirect expression of ideas especially through playful gibes and clever often preposterous put-downs
"Twitter lets the Black community do the thing that it does best, which is signifying—being able to use wordplay or turns of phrase to change the meaning of certain events, to either be more humorous or more critical."—André Brock Subjects of signifyin range from physical appearance to Black institutions to current global affairs, and everything in between.—Shingi Mavima
present participle of signify
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