noun (usually used with a singular verb) Slang.
Origin of props
verb (used with object), propped, prop·ping.
Origin of prop1
Synonyms for prop
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Related Words for propsbrace, mainstay, buttress, column, truss, assistance, stanchion, stay, underpinning, shore, aid, post, strut, strengthener, bolster, set, uphold, strengthen, support, rest
Examples from the Web for props
Contemporary Examples of props
They love them as props or for decorating a white model in black face!One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
In the barrios of Los Angeles the gangsters get the most props and respect.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
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
October 30, 2014
They spent the next year researching clothing, hair, makeup, lighting, and props.The Man Behind Marilyn Malkovich
October 2, 2014
She is certainly a risk-taker and attention-getter, but often for matters of costume, props, and behavior.Can Lady Gaga Do Jazz?
September 22, 2014
Historical Examples of props
It has fixed rules which are the props of order, and will not swerve or bend in extreme cases.Statesman
Put up a forest of props (as at the Abbey) and keep off touch and contamination?The Christian
He felt as if the props had been kicked from beneath a line on which swung all his best linen.Mixed Faces
Many of the walls are supported by props to prevent them from tumbling.
Besides, 7,000 props is not a big thing for a group of mines.The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts
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.