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Words nearby shout-out
What does shout-out mean?
A shout-out is a short public acknowledgement of someone or something, especially by name. It’s usually to recognize someone in appreciation of them or something they did.
Shout-outs are typically given in a public setting, such as on the radio, during a live performance, or on social media.
Shout-out is informal. It’s commonly used to start a sentence that announces a shout-out, as in Shout-out to the people in the back!
Less commonly, shout-out is also used as a verb, as in Let me shout-out a few people real quick.
It’s very commonly spelled as shoutout.
Example: Thanks to your shout-out in the last post, I gained a ton of followers.
Where does shout-out come from?
The first known records of the term shout-out come from the 1990s. It’s simply a combination of shout and out—a shout-out often consists of shouting out someone’s name. The word is associated with hip-hop culture, perhaps due to the practice of DJs giving shout-outs in the club or rappers giving shout-outs in their lyrics. However, the word has achieved mainstream popularity.
When you give a shout-out to someone, it’s usually to express appreciation or thanks—or just to recognize their presence. Shout-out often refers to a namecheck, meaning it specifically names a person, as in I’d like to give a quick shout-out to Debbie, whose birthday is today! On social media, a shout-out is often an endorsement of the person and a call to support them by following them, liking their post, or something like that. But a shout-out doesn’t have to be a recognition of a named person. It can recognize an unknown person, a group of people, or even a thing. (Real quick shout-out to my homie T-saurus!)
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What are some other forms related to shout-out?
- shoutout (alternate spelling)
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How is shout-out used in real life?
Shout-outs are almost always given in front of a public audience, whether in person or online. Shout-outs are usually positive, but not always—the word can be used in an ironic way to call something out in a critical way.
Shoutout again to the dad who stood at our show and just filmed his daughter having so much fun for 2 hours straight. Massive smile on his face, not interested in anything else. Did the same thing at the airport the next day when she got a picture. Legend.
— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) March 24, 2019
Shoutout to the people giving out full sized chocolate bars. You’re making dreams come true.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 31, 2018
If you started school today Shoutout you man! Also how are you reading this… pay attention
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 14, 2017
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Is shout-out used correctly in the following sentence?
Shout-out to all the doctors and nurses who keep us healthy.
Example sentences from the Web for shout-out
Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
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On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Police officials told the AP that they came out with guns blazing.
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum