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(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"
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Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
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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
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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
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