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So we find that big-up is being treated as a single entity that can be inflected with verb endings, rather than as the verb big plus the particle up. posted by on February 14, 2019. com have also big-upped the band. 简体中文 Chinese - Simplified• Advanced search features• As early as 1982, lexicographers John Holm and Alison Shilling were documenting some of these uses for their Dictionary of Bahamian English. We will only use your personal information to register you for OUPblog articles. But it was Jamaican usage of big-up that ultimately represented the most significant Caribbean contribution, first influencing English in the UK and then in the US. — Justin Hampton, Spin, March 2006 Then he gets around to big-upping the city's and, as of two days prior, America's favorite Democratic son. Esperanto Esperanto• and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:• The promoters have really been bigging up this new band, so I hope their concert is as good as we've been led to believe. And if you need further proof of the evolutionary steps that reggae has gone through in the past thirty years, look no further than their cover of the Police's a band they performed with often "Roxanne"--a black British reggae band covering a white British New Wave band appropriating a traditional Jamaican style. Deutsch German• - Select -• English English The ASL fingerspelling provided here is most commonly used for proper names of people and places; it is also used in some languages for concepts for which no sign is available at that moment. Big up yourself• To promote or aggrandize the importance, quality, or positive aspects of someone or something. Once a week he surfaces from his dictionaries to write this. Ad free! As OUP lexicographers monitor the linguistic radar for new words and meanings, sometimes we find a usage that appears novel but has actually been kicking around for quite a while. The three quotations at the top of the column demonstrate how big-up is finally settling into the American lexicon, but they also indicate another way that usage is solidifying. 0 English Translation give yourself a pat on the back Definition To congratulate oneself Example Sentences Patois: Yuh duh gud, big up yourself English: You did good, give yourself a pat on the back• — Josh Modell, Spin, August 2008 Celebs … big-up her clothes. Gaeilge Irish• 0 Definition To congratulate or give praise to yourself Example Sentences Patois: Yuh deh gwaan gud, big up yourself English: You're doing good, congratulate yourself Related Words , , , ,• Big up yourself• 日本語 Japanese• Svenska Swedish• This also helps explain why the hyphenated form is appearing so commonly in print. Italiano Italian• Suomi Finnish• First impressions are really important, so I'd like it if you could big me up to your boss before I meet her. 2010 All season long we've given Smith big ups for erasing such unsavory shot selection from his barren offensive repertoire. 繁體中文 Chinese - Traditional• Indonesia Indonesian• While "Without You" and "Danger In Your Eyes" have a more traditional reggae feel, both rhythmically and lyrically, "One Shot Chiller" is tailor-made for the dance floor. — Chicago Daily Herald, 19 Sept. Latinum Latin• Magyar Hungarian• 한국어 Korean• Dansk Danish• Of course, the existence of the noun voice-over helps with the single-entity reading, just as the noun big-up encourages inflected forms like big-upping. — Peter Vecsey, New York Post, 30 Apr. Polski Polish• gergale bella prova inter interiezione: Esclamazione: Perbacco! 2011 Give kudos where kudos due, and no one will object to big ups being given to you for your part in a joint endeavor. posted by on February 17, 2019 2. " slang admiration informale complimenti, bravo, notevole inter interiezione: Esclamazione: Perbacco! Bahasa Indonesia Indonesian• Big-up with or without the hyphen has a number of intertwining uses as a noun, adjective, verb, and interjection, all derived from English dialects spoken in Caribbean locales like Jamaica and the Bahamas. Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes• Nederlands Dutch• More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary• One of the first British bands to popularize the the rhythms of Jamaica in Europe, Aswad continues to draw on its roots influence and expand its sound on BIG UP with dancehall rhythms and rich vocal harmonies. The band even enters Barry White territory on "Push. On several tracks it's easy to think you're hearing a dancehall remix of the Beach Boys or the Beatles they even quote the fab four in "Hurry Love. Or subscribe to articles in the subject area by or. is an editor at Oxford University Press and a true word junkie. — Josh Eells, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2010 : an expression of thanks or praise The love has indeed come in the States, via sheer word of mouth, big ups from artists … and heavy airplay … — Kimberly Chun, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb. There are obviously specific signs for many words available in sign language that are more appropriate for daily usage. — Alexandra Phanor, Vibe, June 2002 A natural charmer, Drake … big-ups the kinds of details most men miss: perfectly done hair and heel-and-handbag combos. Norsk Norwegian•。 。

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