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5.
a show of respect, also see props.
big up to Kobe on merkin that trick in court
by herbmanhustlin March 19, 2005
 
1.
(noun) origin - jamaican 1980s. singular and plural.
1. An expression of support or encouragement.
2. An expression of remembrance.

origin - "Up" is an english term used to mean elevation. Therefore the term "big up" literally means to elevate highly or to a superlative degree.
"I want to big up everyone who has shown me support over the years."
"Big up on that excellent performance"
by neochin June 17, 2004
 
2.
lots of props. sent through a messenger, such as the radio or a friend
while I'm on the air, big ups to my hoes in long beach

big ups to mom!
by Anonymous December 06, 2001
 
3.
massive props to someone you respek.
Big Ups for hitting that ass man.
by Alex February 27, 2005
 
4.
it means to give respect or to acknowledge someone
big up yourself 4 me main man....
by ChocolateMafiazX January 08, 2004
 
6.
Word means to applause some one on a good doing, to congratulate them.
"bruv big up Jerome, his lyrics are phat innit!"

"big up to all these homies in da hood, dis party is heavy"
by MC Ricksta February 18, 2005
 
7.
a word used to show respect for a person
"bigup mate"
"nice one, bigup"
by Lee Hirons May 09, 2005