noun (usually used with a singular verb) Slang.
- proprioceptive mechanism,
- proprioceptive reflex,
- props ,
- propter hoc,
Origin of props
verb (used with object), propped, prop·ping.
Origin of prop1
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Examples from the Web for props
In the barrios of Los Angeles the gangsters get the most props and respect.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What is offensive is having a bunch of African-American women with big booties in your videos twerking as props.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They spent the next year researching clothing, hair, makeup, lighting, and props.
She is certainly a risk-taker and attention-getter, but often for matters of costume, props, and behavior.
“I give her props for getting out of there, being in so much pain and being so scared,” says Jane.Christy Mack: The Porn World Unites Over A Fallen Comrade|Aurora Snow|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ends of the props or poles are either dipped in tar, or charred, to prevent their rotting.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
But when you pull out one set of props the whole thing will come down.The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush|Francis Lynde
A fire was then kindled about them, and as the props burnt through, the wall fell.A Handbook of Pictorial History|Henry W. Donald
We put Ole's name in and were prepared to have him draw a Class A girl; but what happened knocked the props out from under us.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
The cashier that let me have it eyed me suspicious as I props it up against the sugar bowl and starts in with the A's.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
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.