Wilson fervently supported prop 187, which was approved by voters the same day he was approved for another term as governor.
The civilian experts he needs to prop up one half of his mission will not arrive because they do not exist.
A young gay man, he was doubly troubled by the results of prop 8.
"support," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch proppe "vine prop, support," of unknown origin. Probably related to Old High German pfropfo, German pfropfen "to prop," perhaps from Latin propago "a set, layer of a plant" (see propagation). Irish propa, Gaelic prop are from English.
"object used in a play," 1898, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (which was in theatrical use from early 15c.). Props as slang shortening for proper respects (or something similar) appeared c.1999.
short for propeller, 1914.
"to support," mid-15c., probably from prop (n.1) or a related verb in Dutch. Related: Propped; propping.
An article used on stage or in a film; property (1841+ Theater)
A propeller (1914+)