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Throw ups are a type of tag, which in turn is a form of ad-hoc, quick graffiti.

Throw ups are often only one or two colors, and are a very unembellished symbol, letter, abbreviation, or short word.

Taggers (people who tag) often throw up a tag like this everywhere they go.
Damn, for a throw up, that shit is sweet.
by THORNE ¥ August 09, 2004
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The act of vomiting. The term 'throw up' is usually considered less offensive than words such as 'puke' or 'barf.'
My little sister had to throw up after she went on the roller coaster.
by Mr. X-106 December 08, 2003
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A throw up is a quick graffiti bomb. Usually not the writer's full name. An Unfilled throwie is a hollow. If a throwie is filled its usually a crack-fill(quick back and forth strokes with fill colour).

The term throw up comes from the fact that the bomb is just thrown up on a wall, bus, train, etc very quickly.
i. JA fucked up Saber's bitch-ass roller with throw ups.
ii.You know that kid who throws up NE, what do they write?

Throw up also called a throwie or throw.
by NEone October 30, 2004
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A simple outline with a 1 layer paint fill-in. usually done in the initials of your name.
Throw it up!! I can't see ya!!

Throwups is a differnt realm of lettering.
by DigDug March 06, 2004
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a graffiti marking composed of a fill and outline done quickly with spray paint on a vertical surface
You that throw-up you did on the RIPTA bus was phat.
by JMello September 23, 2003
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