The phrase coined in the late 1980's to describe a person that is modest.
'It was nothing special.'
'BullShit, you fucked her good. Big up yourself!'
by hippy_stick October 16, 2003
Traditional male Jamaican salutory greeting accompanied by closed fists bumped one atop the other and then reversed expressing well wishes, friendship and respect
Everybody wid sense big up (yourself)*

by thinly_veiled October 19, 2003
to give yourself praise, to make some noise for yourself, give yourself a congratulatory handshake or a pat on the back or whatever. hooray for you. origin:british popularized by ali g
uk jungle thug: bo! check dis, i is got a brand new stero system.
uk garride punk: big up yourself, aiiii.
by mike October 18, 2003
To congratulate yourself on a job well done
Man, you just got good paying job and a honey....shoot big up yourself SON
by MSd October 17, 2003
1. To give oneself "props", or in standard vernacular can be indirectly translated as "Well, good for you!"
2. Big yourself up.
Nice work Horace. Big up yourself!
by Anonymous October 20, 2003
Enjoy your status, you've earned it.

Originally a Jamaican expression which has spread to wider audiences through the Ali G Show and US urban radio.
That was a wicked combination tune you did with Beres Hammond. Big Up Yourself, star!
by Redlocks June 12, 2011
To show "props" or respect to ones self for a superior achievement.
Big up yourself for winning that game.
by LORD GRIM The SINISTER October 16, 2003
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