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Definition of Props: What Is 'Props'? What Does Props Mean?

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Question: Definition of Props: What Is 'Props'? What Does Props Mean?
Answer: "Props" is a jargon way to say "Proper Recognition" or "Proper Respect Due". Props is commonly used with the prepositional phrase "to (someone)". As a stylish way to acknowledge someone's skill or achievement, props has become quite common in modern text and email conversations.

Example of props usage:

  • (User 1) Props to Suresh! That presentation he gave was really darn good.
  • (User 2) Aye, big props to Suresh, for sure. He blew away all the other presenters at the conference. He put lots of work into that, and it really showed this weekend.


Another example of props usage:

  • (User 1) Wow, Marge's website is amazing!
  • (User 2) Definitely. Big props to Marge and her mad web skills! Her website looks very professional and eye-catching.


The props expression, like many cultural curiousities of internet culture, is a part of modern English communication.

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