propless

prop

2 [prop]
noun Theater.
property ( def 8 ).

Origin:
1910–15; by shortening

propless, adjective
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prop1 (prɒp)
 
vb (when tr, often foll by up) (usually also foll by against) , props, propping, propped
1.  (tr) to support with a rigid object, such as a stick
2.  to place or lean
3.  (tr) to sustain or support
4.  (Austral), (NZ) (intr) to stop suddenly or unexpectedly
 
n
5.  something that gives rigid support, such as a stick
6.  a person or thing giving support, as of a moral or spiritual nature
7.  rugby either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum
 
[C15: related to Middle Dutch proppe vine prop; compare Old High German pfropfo shoot, German Pfropfen stopper]

prop2 (prɒp)
 
n
short for property

prop3 (prɒp)
 
n
an informal word for propeller

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Word Origin & History

prop
"support," 1440, from M.Du. proppe "vine prop, support," of unknown origin. Related to O.H.G. pfropfo, Ger. pfropfen "to prop," perhaps from L. propago "a set, layer of a plant" (see propagation). Ir. propa, Gael. prop are from English. The verb meaning "to support" is attested from 1492.

prop
"object used in a play," 1911, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (in theatrical use from early 15c.). Props as slang shortening for proper respects (or something similar) appeared c.1999.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
prop
propeller
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