- (used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, express excitement, greet someone, etc.)
- here; present: used especially in answer to a roll call.
Origin of yo
- year old; years old.
Examples from the Web for yo
Contemporary Examples of yo
The Yo app might have brought “one-bit” communication to the public attention, but the Apple Watch thrives on it.Bigger, Bolder, and Better Than Ever: Steve Jobs Would Be Proud of Today's Apple
September 9, 2014
It is “yo,” the absence of reason, the sound of a simply occupying and desperate stimulus.
I yo AIRGORDON and the rest of my Yo friends when I wake up for no discernible reason, other than to assert my existence.
And I can tap and tap and tap and yo and yo and yo, contemplating or not contemplating the inanity that is this life.
I yo my friend BOIBLOG about 15 times on the way to the train station.
Historical Examples of yo
Yo' mamma's a-grievin' 'cause yo' papa has to be away all the time.
Then she added, in a lower tone, "'Kuse me fo' throwin' mud on yo' coat."
Just then Maria put her head in at the door to say, "May Lilly, yo' mammy's callin' you."
Yo' all time eatum my grub, yo' no givum me money, no givum hoss, no givum notting.
Fire smoke look up for say, 'What yo' do all time, mebbyso?'
- an expression used as a greeting, to attract someone's attention, etc
Word Origin for yo
as a greeting, 1859, but the word is attested as a sailor's or huntsman's utterance since early 15c. Modern popularity dates from World War II (when, it is said, it was a common response at roll calls) and seems to have been most intense in Philadelphia.