Propers, props

Posted by ESC on April 23, 2003

In Reply to: I give you props posted by Dali on April 23, 2003

: I've been hearing the phrase "I give you props" a lot lately and I became curious about what it could mean, but I have no idea. Anyone know?

: Thanks, Dali

PROPERS - "1) Respect. 2) Recognition for doing or saying something. Also 'props,' newer term." From Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner by Geneva Smitherman (Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, N.Y., 1994)