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Meaning of "yo-yo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YO-YO

From Filipino yo yo, come come, a weapon consisting of a spindle attached to a thong.
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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

yo-yo  [ˈjəʊjəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YO-YO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yo-Yo is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb yo-yo in English.

WHAT DOES YO-YO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

yo-yo

Yo-yo

The yo-yo in its simplest form is an object consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a length of string looped around the axle, similar to a slender spool. It is played by holding the free end of the string known as the handle allowing gravity or the force of a throw to spin the yo-yo and unwind the string, then allowing the yo-yo to wind itself back to one's hand, exploiting its spin. This is often called "yo-yoing". First made popular in the 1920s, yo-yoing remains a popular pastime of many generations and cultures. It was first invented in ancient Greece. In the simplest play, the string is intended to be wound on the spool by hand; The yo-yo is thrown downwards, hits the end of the string, then winds up the string toward the hand, and finally the yo-yo is grabbed, ready to be thrown again. One of the most basic tricks is called the sleeper, where the yo-yo spins at the end of the string for a noticeable amount of time before returning to the hand. Many yo-yo tricks are done while the yo-yo is said to be sleeping. One of the most famous tricks on the yo-yo is "walk the dog".

Definition of yo-yo in the English dictionary

The first definition of yo-yo in the dictionary is a toy consisting of a spool attached to a string, the end of which is held while it is repeatedly spun out and reeled in. Other definition of yo-yo is a stupid person, esp one who is easily manipulated. Yo-Yo is also to change repeatedly from one position to another; fluctuate.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO YO-YO

PRESENT

Present
I yo-yo
you yo-yo
he/she/it yo-yoes
we yo-yo
you yo-yo
they yo-yo
Present continuous
I am yo-yoing
you are yo-yoing
he/she/it is yo-yoing
we are yo-yoing
you are yo-yoing
they are yo-yoing
Present perfect
I have yo-yoed
you have yo-yoed
he/she/it has yo-yoed
we have yo-yoed
you have yo-yoed
they have yo-yoed
Present perfect continuous
I have been yo-yoing
you have been yo-yoing
he/she/it has been yo-yoing
we have been yo-yoing
you have been yo-yoing
they have been yo-yoing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I yo-yoed
you yo-yoed
he/she/it yo-yoed
we yo-yoed
you yo-yoed
they yo-yoed
Past continuous
I was yo-yoing
you were yo-yoing
he/she/it was yo-yoing
we were yo-yoing
you were yo-yoing
they were yo-yoing
Past perfect
I had yo-yoed
you had yo-yoed
he/she/it had yo-yoed
we had yo-yoed
you had yo-yoed
they had yo-yoed
Past perfect continuous
I had been yo-yoing
you had been yo-yoing
he/she/it had been yo-yoing
we had been yo-yoing
you had been yo-yoing
they had been yo-yoing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will yo-yo
you will yo-yo
he/she/it will yo-yo
we will yo-yo
you will yo-yo
they will yo-yo
Future continuous
I will be yo-yoing
you will be yo-yoing
he/she/it will be yo-yoing
we will be yo-yoing
you will be yo-yoing
they will be yo-yoing
Future perfect
I will have yo-yoed
you will have yo-yoed
he/she/it will have yo-yoed
we will have yo-yoed
you will have yo-yoed
they will have yo-yoed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been yo-yoing
you will have been yo-yoing
he/she/it will have been yo-yoing
we will have been yo-yoing
you will have been yo-yoing
they will have been yo-yoing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would yo-yo
you would yo-yo
he/she/it would yo-yo
we would yo-yo
you would yo-yo
they would yo-yo
Conditional continuous
I would be yo-yoing
you would be yo-yoing
he/she/it would be yo-yoing
we would be yo-yoing
you would be yo-yoing
they would be yo-yoing
Conditional perfect
I would have yo-yo
you would have yo-yo
he/she/it would have yo-yo
we would have yo-yo
you would have yo-yo
they would have yo-yo
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been yo-yoing
you would have been yo-yoing
he/she/it would have been yo-yoing
we would have been yo-yoing
you would have been yo-yoing
they would have been yo-yoing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you yo-yo
we let´s yo-yo
you yo-yo
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to yo-yo
Past participle
yo-yoed
Present Participle
yo-yoing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH YO-YO


bagnio
ˈbɑːnjəʊ
boyau
ˈbɔɪjəʊ
caudillo
kɔːˈdiːljəʊ
Chisimaio
ˌkiːzɪˈmɑːjəʊ
coyotillo
ˌkəʊjəʊˈtiːljəʊ
daimio
ˈdaɪmjəʊ
daimyo
ˈdaɪmjəʊ
gongyo
ˈɡɒnɡjəʊ
kabeljou
ˈkɑːbəlˌjəʊ
maillot
mæˈjəʊ
ocotillo
ˌəʊkəˈtiːljəʊ
Oyo
ˈəʊjəʊ
Pinocchio
pɪˈnəʊkjəʊ
segno
ˈsɛnjəʊ
Tokyo
ˈtəʊkjəʊ
tornillo
tɔːˈniːjəʊ
toyo
ˈtɒjəʊ
vargueno
vɑːˈɡeɪnjəʊ
Verdelho
vəˈdɛljəʊ
yo
jəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YO-YO

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE YO-YO

arroyo
Aum Shinrikyo
billyo
boyo
Bulawayo
Cetshwayo
chanoyo
Chiclayo
embryo
kayo
like billyo
Macapagal Arroyo
Mayo
Pilcomayo
pre-embryo
proembryo
Putumayo

Synonyms and antonyms of yo-yo in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «yo-yo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YO-YO

Find out the translation of yo-yo to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yo-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-yo» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

悠悠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yo-yo
570 millions of speakers

English

yo-yo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यो, यो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليويو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

йо-йо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ioiô
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইয়োইয়ো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

yoyo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yo-yo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Jo-Jo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヨーヨー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요요
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yo-yo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yo- yo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யோ-யோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यो-यो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yo-yo
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

yo-yo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jo-jo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

йо -йо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

yo-yo
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

yo - yo
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klimtol
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jojo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

yo - yo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yo-yo

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YO-YO»

The term «yo-yo» is very widely used and occupies the 20.151 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YO-YO» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YO-YO»

Discover the use of yo-yo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yo-yo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
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
2
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
3
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
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The klutz yo-yo book
Presents the history of the yo-yo with tips on care and technique, and instructions, accompanied by step-by-step photographs, for basic, intermediate, and advanced tricks.
John Cassidy, 1987
5
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
6
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
7
The Yo-Yo Prophet
When he takes up street performing, Rozelle demands a cut and insists on being his manager. To get media attention, she markets him as a yo-yo genius who can predict the future, dubbing him the "Yo-Yo Prophet.
Karen Krossing, 2011
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The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome: How to Heal and Stabilize Your ...
The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome is a pattern of losing and gaining weight over and over again. Women are particularly vulnerable, although men certainly suffer from the syndrome, too. All sorts of attempts are made to lose weight—skipping meals ...
Doreen Virtue, 2011
9
Yo-Yo Boing!
Experimental novel that examines the collision of cultures in the United States at the turn of the 21st century using a flow of Spanish and English.
Giannina Braschi, 2011
10
Awesome yo-yo tricks
Presents the history of the yo-yo and describes the basic techniques involve in simple, intermediate, and advanced tricks.
Shar Levine, Bob Bowden, 2005

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YO-YO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yo-yo is used in the context of the following news items.
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Yo-Yo convention
A look at the 20th annual Yo-Yo & Skill Toy Convention at the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum in Burlington. © 2015, Journal Sentinel Inc. All rights reserved. «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar 15»
2
YoYo, Soul, Eggy and Wooky: Meet LG's weird, gimmicky new Aka …
Each phone comes with a “personality” - for pink YoYo that's a lady who eats too much (her weight yo-yos - geddit? Sigh), white Wooky “always speaks in slang”, ... «CITY A.M., Nov 14»
3
Hayes Carll KMAG YOYO & other American Stories
KMAG YOYO (pronounced “kay-mag, yo-yo”) stands for Kiss My Ass Guys, You're on Your Own. That smart-aleck attitude captures the spirit of the new release. «PopMatters, Feb 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Yo-Yo [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/yo-yo>. May 2021 ».
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