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Encyclopedia > Big up

A hand gesture similar to that of a hand shake which is exhibited between friends and even acquaintances. It was most likely developed, from the Thumbs up gesture, in the Caribbean but has become a common sight in the United States as well as the United Kingdom. The gesture of bigging up has also been seen in Japanese Anime. Hand with thumb up A Thumbs Up is a common gesture represented by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval respectively. ... West Indian redirects here. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ...

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How it is done

One person extends his hand outwards with a slight bend at the elbow (to about 35 degrees). The fist is closed and turned like a thumbs up but with the thumb down. The other person responds by doing the same and the two fist will meet. In one variation of this gesture the, the fists may be twisted on contact.


Other meanings

  • Big up has also come to mean: "to give props to" or "to give kudos." It is common in the caribbean to hear people call in on radio programs and say "I'd like to "big up" my boy Shane."

See also

A spoken greeting (often imprecisely called a verbal greeting) is a customary or ritualised word or phrase used to introduce oneself or to greet someone. ... Shaking with the right hand while delivering a certificate with the left. ... Hand with thumb up A Thumbs Up is a common gesture represented by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval respectively. ...

External links

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Big+Up - Urban dictionary definition.

 
 

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