Origin of yo
Definition for yo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for 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|Kyle Chayka|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Now, yo' get into bed and when I have your breakfast cooked I'll set it here by the door.The Young Sharpshooter at Antietam|Everett T. Tomlinson
"I got to be up early to make flapjack batter fo' yo' all," was Doc's reply.Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore
And amidst the yo—yoing of the whole four, the chaise stopped.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
De missus calls Mr. Blount King, a patteroller, an' he puts de whuppin' yo' sees de marks of on me.
Pa'dners is pa'dners, an'—me an' yo'—somehow—I cain't jes' say it—but—anyways—Why!Connie Morgan in Alaska|James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for yo
Word Origin for yo
Word Origin and History 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.