Definition of signifying
: a good-natured needling or goading especially among urban blacks by means of indirect gibes and clever often preposterous put-downs; also : dozens
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His millennial-friendly update to such signifying was to rebrand it all as a personal affirmation.
The running back from Louisiana State, who was chosen in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars, kept it simple in a dark blue suit and red tie, letting his fearsome-looking under-beard do the signifying.
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