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Sup (9)

blending and clipping; interjection Greeting, question. Not exactly a part of speech
What’s up, how is it going, what’s going on
 
Came to prominence along with many other clipped words. Sup became acceptable through the consistent repetition of the phrase “what’s up?” to the point where the phrase became fused into one singular unit “whatsup”, followed by the clipping of the “what” into the remark “sup”. Used only in casual conversation, it’s frowned upon in many formal and professional settings, just like many other slang words, although it’s becoming more common among all age groups, not just children and young adults. Spelling of the word simply represents the way it is spoken since, like many slang words, it acquires its spelling from its pronunciation.
Etymology : Blending and clipping of what’s up --> whatsup --> sup
Source : “Sup brah? Long time no talk” (Facebook friend, May 2011)
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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