from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Due respect; proper recognition. Often used in expressions of gratitude.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A gambling game in vogue about 1850–60, especially in Boston.
  • The shells used in this game.
  • noun The property-man of a theater.
  • noun plural The stage-wardrobe of an actor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop, are used instead of dice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of prop.
  • noun slang "proper respect" or "proper recognition" for another person; an expression of approval or a special acknowledgment; accolade or accolades; praise.
  • noun obsolete A game of chance using four seashells (each called a prop).
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun proper respect


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[African American Vernacular English, short for propers, proper respect, recognition for doing something, from proper.]



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  • Props to Usefulness for introducing me to the word props.

    July 17, 2007

  • *looks around*

    Me? When did I do that?

    July 17, 2007

  • At Lilyjames's "The eyes of the sleepers..." list. :)

    July 17, 2007

  • Aha! Props to you for the credit. ;-)

    July 17, 2007

  • Thanks

    July 17, 2007

  • Props to both of you for not making me use props. ;-)

    July 17, 2007