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yo

[yoh] /yoʊ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, express excitement, greet someone, etc.)
2.
here; present: used especially in answer to a roll call.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English

y.o.

1.
year old; years old.
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British Dictionary definitions for yo

yo

/jəʊ/
sentence substitute
1.
an expression used as a greeting, to attract someone's attention, etc
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for yo

as a greeting, 1859, but the word is attested as a sailor's or huntsman's utterance since early 15c. Modern popularity dates from World War II (when, it is said, it was a common response at roll calls) and seems to have been most intense in Philadelphia.

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Slang definitions & phrases for yo

yips

noun

: The president mused about his ''yips,'' anxiety when putting (1963+ Golf)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for yo

yo

  1. Yoruba
  2. year-old

YO

years old
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