- Informal. a quick public expression of thanks, admiration, etc.: I’d like to give a big shout-out to my mom who’s in the audience tonight.
Origin of shout-out
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Examples from the Web for shout-out
For James, wearing the shirt was “more of a shout-out to the family more than anything,” he told the Akron Beacon Journal.‘I Can’t Breathe’ Makes It Onto the Court for Will and Kate to See
December 9, 2014
A gay refugee couple from Iran have become Facebook superstars thanks to a shout-out on Humans of New York.Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile
February 27, 2014
And there were enough of them in Soviet times that they merited their own shout-out?The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test.
February 9, 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow gave your blog a shout-out on The Rachael Ray Show.Thug Kitchen Creators Dish on Vegan Recipes Blog in Gangster Voice
May 9, 2013
He also thanked his predecessor, Benedict XVI, and gave a shout-out to other religions.Pope Francis Puts a Ring on It: Video of the Inauguration
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March 19, 2013