yo

[ yoh ]
/ yoʊ /

interjection

(used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, express excitement, greet someone, etc.)
here; present: used especially in answer to a roll call.

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Origin of yo

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

Definition for yo (2 of 2)

y.o.

year old; years old.
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British Dictionary definitions for yo

yo
/ (jəʊ) /

sentence substitute

an expression used as a greeting, to attract someone's attention, etc

Word Origin for yo

C20: of unknown origin
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