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Meaning of "yo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YO

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF YO

yo  [jəʊ] play
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WHAT DOES YO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Yo

Yo is an English slang interjection, commonly associated with American English. It was highly popularized after being used commonly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since the 1940s. Although often used as a greeting, yo may come at the end of a sentence, often to direct focus onto a particular individual or group or to gain the attention of another individual or group. It may specify that a certain statement that was previously uttered is more important, or may just be an "attention grabber".

Definition of yo in the English dictionary

The definition of yo in the dictionary is an expression used as a greeting, to attract someone's attention, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YO

yo-heave-ho
yo-ho-ho
yo-yo
yo-yo dieting
yob
yobbery
yobbish
yobbishly
yobbism
yobbo
Yobe
yock
yoctosecond
yod
yodel
yodeler
yodelled
yodeller
yodelling

Synonyms and antonyms of yo in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «yo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YO

Find out the translation of yo to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yo from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «yo» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yo
570 millions of speakers

English

yo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

yo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইয়ো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

yo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

yo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヨーヨー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sampeyan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yo
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

yo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

yo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

років
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

yo
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

yo
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

yo
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

yo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

yo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yo

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YO»

The term «yo» is very widely used and occupies the 1.823 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «yo» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «yo» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about yo

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YO»

Discover the use of yo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Knots in My Yo-Yo String
Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jerry Spinelli, 2009
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Yo' Mama's Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in ...
Examines how scholars, activists, policy makers, and displaced working people have made sense of the contemporary ghetto
Robin D. G. Kelley, 1997
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Hanta yo
Partially based on fact, this multi-generational saga follows the lives of two Indian families, members of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, before the arrival of the white man
Ruth Beebe Hill, 1979
4
Yo Yo Love
Determined to find her soulmate, bold and sassy college student Kayla Johnson encounters every hustler, freak, and sleazeball on the streets of Philadelphia until she meets Wil, a sexy man who shows her how to fight for her own independence ...
Daaimah S. Poole, 2003
5
Yo Millard Fillmore! (and All Those Other Presidents You ...
Presents facts about each president accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations to serve as memory aids and quizzes to reinforce information.
Will Cleveland, Mark Alvarez, 2011
6
Yo-Yo Ma: A Biography
Describes the life and career of Yo-Yo Ma, from his childhood and early career to his rise as one of the most celebrated cellists of his time.
Jim Whiting, 2008
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My Son, Yo-Yo
Since the 1960s a new assertiveness has characterized India's formerly silent majority, the lower castes that comprise more than two-thirds of the population.
Marina Ma, John A. Rallo, 1995
8
Let's Go Yo-Yo!: The Nick Guide to YO-YO Tricks
A step-by-step guide of classic yo-yo tricks for today's kids, this book-plus-toy package includes an instruction book featuring over 20 popular tricks, a yo-yo, plus stickers to customize it. Full color. Pkg. Consumable.
Chronicle Books, Nickelodeon, 2005
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Yo!
Most appreciate? 5. Yo claims that men don't understand her bicultural self, that they prevent her from being a writer. Do you agree with her analysis? Half of the stories in this book are from the points of view of men.
Julia Alvarez, 1997
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Platero Y Yo
Presents a picture of life in the town of Moguer, in Andalusia, Spain, as seen through the eyes of a wandering poet and his faithful donkey.
Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yo is used in the context of the following news items.
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E3 2015: Yo-Kai Watch's Release Window Revealed
By Mitch DyerWe knew Yo-Kai Watch was coming west, but today Nintendo announced a more specific time frame for its western release. Yo-Kai Watch will ... «IGN, Jun 15»
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Yo is attempting to make a comeback with photo messaging in Yo 2.0
Now, Yo is hoping to recapture some of the magic that made it popular with the launch of Yo 2.0. The app is adding an interface for Yo'ing someone your ... «Business Insider, Jun 15»
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The founder of 'Yo' has built an investing platform - and it just raised …
Arbel told Business Insider: "I left Stox, the serious and seriously amazing social stock trading platform, to focus on Yo, a crazy side project that went viral. But I'm ... «Business Insider, May 15»
4
Yo is moving to your wrist
Once the poster child for "dumb apps," Yo will be able to deliver a snippet of content along with the Yo, extending beyond the service's typical notifcations, which ... «Mashable, Mar 15»
5
Yo Tries To Make Itself Useful With Photo And Link Alerts From 150 …
“It was just a way to annoy your friends” Yo co-founder Or Arbel tells me. His minimalist messenger hit 3.5 million users at its peak thanks to the mainstream ... «TechCrunch, Feb 15»
6
The Guy Who Created Yo Just Told Us His Turnaround Plan: 'If Yo
There was a time when Yo was one of the biggest apps in the world. For four days in June 2014, Yo ruled the App Store charts, skyrocketing from obscurity to ... «Business Insider, Dec 14»
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Yo: 'Utterly pointless' or the future of communication?
It was derided as “stupid”, “lame” and “utterly pointless”. On the surface, an app that can only do one thing – send a message saying “Yo” – seems entirely worthy ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 14»
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What's Happened To ~$7 Million App 'Yo' Now That The Hype Has …
Earlier this summer, an app called "Yo" swept the Internet. Even its founder, Moshe Hogeg, admitted the concept was "stupid." Yo is a one-tap notification app ... «Business Insider, Sep 14»
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Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It's Not Quite So …
If you don't know the parable of the stone soup, it's worth a read — because it's a great illustration of the trajectory of messaging app Yo. Yo was an app so ... «TechCrunch, Aug 14»
10
Yo Is Dead, Long Live Yo
Giving in to dark temptation, Yo has updated to include "function" and "multiple uses." With the last, pure Yo only existing in the fathomless blackness of our ... «Gizmodo, Aug 14»

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