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Nicklexoxo

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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.
 

Rover_KE

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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.
 

MikeNewYork

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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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