props

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

props

  1. plural of prop
  2. (obsolete) A game of chance using four seashells (each called a prop).

Verb[edit]

props

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prop

Etymology 2[edit]

From proper, as in "proper respect" or "proper recognition".

Noun[edit]

props pl (plural only)

  1. (slang) respect for, or recognition of, another person; an expression of approval or a special acknowledgment; accolades; praise.
    I've got to give props to Roger for the way he handled that situation.
    • Barack Obama (speaking at Google)
      I also want to acknowledge state senator Elaine Alquist who is here... I always want to give her her props.