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Is prop a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word prop is a Scrabble US word. The word prop is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'prop'

PROP 8 

3 letters words from 'prop'

POP 7PRO 5

2 letters words from 'prop'

OP 4OR 2
PO 4 

All 4 letters words made out of prop

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Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word prop. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in prop.

Definitions and meaning of prop

prop

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹɒp/
  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Etymology 1

From Middle English proppe (a prop, support, support for a vine or plant), from Middle Dutch proppe (support, support for a vine, stopper for a bottle). Compare Middle Low German proppe (plug, stopper), German Pfropfen (plug), Danish prop (plug, stopper). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Also, is the rugby sense from this etymology, from the other, or from a third?”)

Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.
    They stuck a block of wood under it as a prop.
  2. (rugby) The player on either side of the hooker in a scrum.
  3. One of the seashells in the game of props.
Translations

Verb

prop (third-person singular simple present props, present participle propping, simple past and past participle propped)

  1. (transitive, sometimes figuratively) To support or shore up something.
    Try using a phone book to prop up the table where the foot is missing.
  2. (intransitive) to play rugby in the prop position
  3. (transitive, usually with "up" - see prop up) To position the feet of (a person) while sitting, lying down, or reclining so that the knees are elevated at a higher level.
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of property.

Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. (theater, film) An item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform.
    They used the trophy as a prop in the movie.
  2. An item placed within an advertisement in order to suggest a style of living etc.
Usage notes
  • In stagecraft, usually the term prop is reserved for an object with which an actor or performer interacts, such as a glass, a book, or a weapon. Larger items adding to the scene, such as chairs, are considered part of the set.
  • Props are often non-functional. A prop that is required to function is a "practical" prop.
Translations

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of propeller.

Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. The propeller of an aircraft.
Derived terms
  • propshaft
  • propwash
  • turboprop
Translations

Verb

prop (third-person singular simple present props, present participle propping, simple past and past participle propped)

  1. To manually start the engine of a propeller-driven aircraft with no electric starter by pulling vigorously on one of the propeller blades using the hands, so that the propeller can catch ignition.
Derived terms
  • propwash
  • warm prop

Etymology 4

Abbreviation of proposition.

Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.

Etymology 5

Clipping of propellant.

Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. (rocketry) propellant (rocket fuel)

Derived terms

  • monoprop
  • biprop

Anagrams

  • Ropp

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin prope.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpɾɔp/

Adverb

prop

  1. (especially after "a") near, nearby
  2. (followed by "de") near to
  3. (followed by "de") about, around, roughly

Derived terms

  • apropar
  • proper

Further reading

  • “prop” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /prɔp/
  • Rhymes: -ɔp

Noun

prop f or m (plural proppen, diminutive propje n)

  1. A swab, plug made of paper, cloth, slime or some other suitable material.
  2. A piece of paper or similar which has been crumpled into a ball-like shape, usually though not necessarily with the intent of throwing it away. → A wad of paper. Usually used in the diminutive form propje. Often the material is assumed to be paper or unimportant, but it can be specified: propje papier (paper), propje plastic (plastic), propje huishoudfolie (household plastic foil), propje aluminiumfolie (aluminium foil), propje keukenpapier (kitchen paper), propje toiletpapier (toilet paper), propje gekleurd papier (coloured paper), propje crêpepapier (crepe paper) and so on.
  3. An embolism. Often used in the diminutive form propje. The substance of the embolism can be indicated: bloedpropje (blood clot), vetpropje (fatty substance), cholesterolpropje (cholesterol). Note however that the last two terms are also used as derogatory words for someone who eats too much, especially fatty food.

Descendants

  • Indonesian: prop

Verb

prop

  1. first-person singular present indicative of proppen
  2. imperative of proppen

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈprɔp]
  • Hyphenation: prop

Etymology 1

From Dutch prop.

Noun

prop (first-person possessive propku, second-person possessive propmu, third-person possessive propnya)

  1. (colloquial) cork plug.

Etymology 2

From English prop (property), a clipping of properti.

Noun

prop (first-person possessive propku, second-person possessive propmu, third-person possessive propnya)

  1. (art) property, an item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform.

Further reading

  • “prop” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to hold up.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)