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  1. Nicklexoxo's Avatar
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    #1

    Unhappy Word Up

    Hello everyone.

    What does mean this word?

    My dictionary says:

    word up [as imperative] listen

    example: word up, my brother, you got me high as a kite

    But the Urban Dictionary says:

    word up
    is "Ok, I agree"

    So, my question is: "what is the really meaning? "

    Thanks in advance.
    Nickle.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Word Up

    This is clearly a slang expression, so we cannot tell you what it really means.

    According to what you have found, it seems to mean different things to different people.

    I don't intend to use it myself and recommend that you don't either.

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    #3

    Re: Word Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello everyone.

    What does mean this word?

    My dictionary says:

    word up [as imperative] listen

    example: word up, my brother, you got me high as a kite

    But the Urban Dictionary says:

    word up
    is "Ok, I agree"

    So, my question is: "what is the really meaning? "

    Thanks in advance.
    Nickle.
    The phrase can have several meanings. In New York City, it most often means "I agree" or "That's the truth". Sometimes, it shortened to simply "Word". But there are other possibilities. See here: What Does "Word Up" Mean?

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