Yo meaning

Used as a greeting or to attract someone's attention.
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(dial., informal) Used variously to attract attention, greet someone, introduce or emphasize a remark, etc.
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Used to express emphasis.

Today's my birthday, yo.

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(slang) A greeting similar to hi.

Yo Paulie! How's it going?

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(slang) An interjection similar to hey.

Yo, check this out!

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(military slang) Present! Here!

Sergeant: Smith? Private Smith: Yo!

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(African American Vernacular) Contraction of you and are.

Yo a fool.

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(colloquial) Shortened form of your.

Yo sandwich only has bacon in it. Want some ketchup on that?

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(Baltimore) Third-person singular, familiar.

Yo was tuckin' in his shirt! (Stotko and Troyer 2007)

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Abbreviation of year/years old.
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Yogyakarta, a special region of Indonesia.
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Origin of yo

  • From Middle English yo, io, ȝo, yeo, yaw, variant forms of Middle English ya, ye (“yes, yea"), from Old English Ä¡Ä“a (“yes, yea"). Compare Danish, Swedish, Norwegian jo (“yes"). More at yea.

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  • From you're, your, etc.

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