Yo-yo meaning

yō'yō'
One that undergoes frequent abrupt shifts or reversals, as of opinion or emotion; a vacillator.
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Alternative spelling of yo-yo.
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A toy consisting of a flattened spool wound with string that is spun down from and reeled up to the hand by motions of the wrist.
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A stupid or objectionable person.
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A person regarded as stupid, ineffectual, inept, eccentric, etc.
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To undergo frequent abrupt shifts or reversals, as of opinion or emotion; vacillate.
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A spool-like toy attached to one end of a string upon which it may be made to spin up and down.
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Up-and-down; fluctuating; variable.
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To move up and down; fluctuate; vary.
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Alternative spelling of yo-yo.
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Initialism of you're on your own.
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A toy consisting of a spheroidal or cylindrical spindle having a circular groove in which string is wound; it is used by holding the string in the fingers and reeling the spindle up and down by movements of the wrist.
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(finance) A volatile market that moves up and down.
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(informal) Someone who vacillates.
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(informal) A foolish, annoying or incompetent person.

It is hard to watch the management for very long and not conclude that the place is run by a bunch of yo-yos.

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(intransitive) To vacillate; to move up and down.
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Origin of yo-yo

  • Originally a trademark
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Formerly a trademark. Most likely from Filipino Llokano "yóyo"
    From Wiktionary