Slang term for "accolades", "proper respect", or "just dues". Popularized in the 1980s by rappers who shortened the term "propers" which was in turn being used as an abbreviated version of "proper respect" at least by the 1960s. The increase in this term's usage during the late 1980s and early 1990s coincided with an increasing fascination with the mafia within rap circles. Both communities have traditionally placed great emphasis on the importance of earning and giving respect.
My four-year-old son is the king of Chutes and Ladders, but punk neighbor kids won't give him his props.
by bluedevil July 20, 2006
urban slang for respect
(could i say that being more white? I think not)
hey man that was a nice shot, I give u props man
by ashdfklsdf November 25, 2004
Abrieviation of proper respect
Props dude, you just pulled the fittest girl in the club
by shritis August 30, 2006
giving proper respect to an individual or group
You can circular breathe? Props to you!
by Bungalow Bill November 19, 2001