word up! excl.
(orig. US black) an excl. of approval, admiration, agreement etc.
|‘Word Up’ [lyrics] Word up everybody says / When you hear the call you’ve got to get it underway. / Word up it’s the code word. / No matter where you say it you know that you’ll be heard.|
|(con. 1985–90) In Search of Respect 37: They should just put animals out there patrolling the streets. Word up!|
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] say word Definition: to concur or agree ie: I second that, short for word up. Example: Yo mike need to stop tripping, say word.|
|Guardian Guide 1–6 Jan. 18: Word up, blood.|
|Observer Mag. 1 May 43: [pic. caption] Word up: the British Library in London.|