(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
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a show of respect, also see props.
big up to Kobe on merkin that trick in court
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Commonly used in the Caribbean especially The Bahamas, Big up means to impregnate or that a female is pregnant.
My girlfriend just tell me she ready to get big up

Bey yal hear homegirl round da corner big up!
by GenK August 01, 2011
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