verb (used with object), propped, prop·ping.
Origin of prop1
Synonyms for prop
Origin of prop2
Origin of prop3
Related Words for propbrace, mainstay, buttress, column, truss, assistance, stanchion, stay, underpinning, shore, aid, post, strut, strengthener, bolster, set, uphold, strengthen, support, rest
Examples from the Web for prop
Contemporary Examples of prop
But this year, New Yorkers have a shot at making real changes through a ballot initiative sonorously known as Prop 1.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now
November 3, 2014
This is good—no one needs rape on TV used as a prop, or as background noise, or for shock value.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape
November 3, 2014
They see themselves being set up as a sacrifice for a U.S. policy meant to prop up Iraq.Why Does the Free Syrian Army Hate Us?
October 3, 2014
When the former eBay executive ran for Governor of California in 2010, Meg Whitman was explicit in her support for Prop 8.Prop 8’s Conservative Fans: Where Are They Now?
June 28, 2014
And the business of science, medicine, and faith itself is to restore or at least to prop up hope, that most complex vapor.The Fake Superbug Cure
June 21, 2014
Historical Examples of prop
Where was the beautiful friendship that had been the comfort, the prop of her bereaved life?A Spirit in Prison
Get on the prop and we'll see if the old puddle jumper will take off.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
Never heard that folks that set fire to other people's prop'ty got there, did you?Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Wharever does Dave come in to get insultin' action at sech a prop'sition?Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
Stan hoiked her tail with a blast of prop pressure and hopped her off.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
verb props, propping or propped (when tr, often foll by up)
Word Origin for prop
"support," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch proppe "vine prop, support," of unknown origin. Probably related to Old High German pfropfo, German pfropfen "to prop," perhaps from Latin propago "a set, layer of a plant" (see propagation). Irish propa, Gaelic prop are from English.
"object used in a play," 1898, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (which was in theatrical use from early 15c.). Props as slang shortening for proper respects (or something similar) appeared c.1999.
"to support," mid-15c., probably from prop (n.1) or a related verb in Dutch. Related: Propped; propping.
short for propeller, 1914.
see knock the bottom (props) out from.