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1South Asian Caribbean
informal South Asian and Caribbeaninformal. A person of high social status or great wealth.
2slang Slang. A mention, acknowledgement, or greeting; a shout-out. Also (in plural or without article): = props.
Slang. Expressing acknowledgement or approval: ‘My respects!’ Compare sense A. 2.
1960s. From big + up.
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