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Mar 7, 2012
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Slang

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phat
goo-goo
props
glom
shambolic

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props

PRONUNCIATION:
(props)

MEANING:
noun: Due respect; an expression of approval or regard.

ETYMOLOGY:
Shortening and plural of the word proper, as in "proper respect". Earliest documented use: 1980s.

USAGE:
"Jagz must have hugged or given props to every player on the team."
Don Brennan; Spezza Finds His Five; The Ottawa Sun (Canada); Jan 3, 2012.

See more usage examples of props in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is impossible to live pleasurably without living prudently, honorably, and justly; or to live prudently, honorably, and justly, without living pleasurably. -Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE)

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