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slang To engage in a spoken-word contest with someone else in which both people trade boasts about themselves and insincere taunts about each other. Most common in African-American communities. A white friend of mine signifying with us at a party one time, but he left in a huff because he took all the insults to heart. Learning to signify with my friends and classmates was as big a part of my education as a school was when I was growing up.
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1. in. to cause trouble for fun; to stir things up. (Black.) What are all these cats signifying about anyway?
2. in. to try to look more important than one really is; to brag; to strut one’s stuff. (Black.) See that dude signify like somebody important?
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