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To pass respect to/mention of a relative/girlfriend/boyfriend/ethnic group//city/country/state/college/planet and increasingly being employed by Linux/Unix geeks on a radio station/television station ESPECIALLY that god-awful show Total Request Live. If justice was true to its name, then Carson Daley and crew would be ass-rammed, without lube, by a gaggle of Hispanic prison-inmates who have clicked on penis enlargement emails and have applied for credit cards. In addition to that, the people that appear on the show will receive anal fisting's, again without lube, and then, summarily executed. Amen.
"Yoyoyo, I just wanna pass a shout-out to ma homies in the Big D! Detroit! WOOOOOOOO!" *viewer covers ears*
by Julio, Juarez and Juan March 03, 2004
shout-out (n.) Slang. A public expression of thanks or gratitude
"I want to give a shout-out to Louisiana's Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco for bringing to light the problem of Louisiana's coastal erosion...."
by Sharon June 16, 2006
To acknowledge someone. To make ones presence known.
I gave my girls a shout out at the party.
by GB April 02, 2003
A positive public acknowledgement of a friend.
I'm giving a shoutout to all my friends up in Canada!
by Danny B March 16, 2005
To acknowledge with respect.
God finally gave a shout out back to all his niggaz
by Sir Spunk January 20, 2003
1. A message to friends, family, etc. lodged on a radio station, web site, or other popular medium.
2. An inane activity chowing up airwaves, electricity, and bandwidth.

Hint: UrbanDictionary.com is for definitions, NOT SHOUT OUTS.
All those shoutouts on the radio sound the same.
by Shen November 21, 2004
A witty or funny message to someone or something published weekly in the Badger Herald at UW-Madison on Wednesdays.
SO to the obviously 8 months-pregnant woman lifting weights at the nat. looks like somebody had an oops.

SO to getting the hot TA in my botany class. Scorreee.

SO to shoutouts. You make friday afternoons at work tolerable.
by bdgr January 28, 2009
A kind mention of a homey.
"I'd like to give a shout-out to my boy Lawson for throwing me this super fly party."
by Hambone June 18, 2003