yo

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of yo in English

English Online Dictionary. What means yo‎? What does yo mean?

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /jəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • (US) IPA(key): /joʊ/
  • Homophone: yo

Etymology 1

From Middle English yo, io, ȝo, yeo, yaw, variant forms of ya, ye (yes, yea), from Old English ġēa (yes, yea), from Proto-Germanic *ja (yes), from Proto-Indo-European *yē (already); or perhaps from Old English ēow (Wo!, Alas!, interjection). Compare Danish, Swedish, Norwegian jo (yes), Flemish jow (hi, hey) and Dutch jo (hi, hey). More at yea, ow, ew.

Interjection

yo

  1. (slang) A greeting similar to hi.
    Yo Paulie! How's it going?
  2. (slang) An interjection similar to hey.
    Yo, check this out!
  3. (military slang) Present! Here!
    Sergeant: Smith? Private Smith: Yo!

Etymology 2

From you're, your, etc.

Alternative forms

  • yo'

Contraction

yo

  1. (African American Vernacular) contraction of you and are
    Yo a fool.

Determiner

yo

  1. (colloquial) Eye dialect spelling of your.
    Yo sandwich has only bacon in it. Want some ketchup on that?

Pronoun

yo

  1. (Baltimore) third-person singular, familiar
    Yo was tuckin' in his shirt! (Stotko and Troyer 2007)
Synonyms
  • (greeting): hey, hi; see also Category:Greetings
  • (interjection): hey

Etymology 3

Noun

yo

  1. Abbreviation of year/years old.

Etymology 4

From Russian ё (jo).

Pronoun

yo (plural yos)

  1. The letter Ё, ё.
Translations

Anagrams

  • oy

Asturian

Etymology

From Old Leonese yo, from Vulgar Latin *eo, attested from the 6th century in Romance, from Latin ego.

Pronoun

yo

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English yo.

Interjection

yo

  1. (slang) yo
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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English yo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /joː/
  • Hyphenation: yo
  • Rhymes: -oː

Interjection

yo

  1. (slang) yo (informal greeting, interjection similar to hey)

Guerrero Amuzgo

Adjective

yo

  1. with

Haitian Creole

Article

yo pl

  1. the

Usage notes

This word is only used in its article sense when it modifies a plural noun.

See also

  • a
  • an
  • la
  • lan
  • nan
  • sa a (emphatic value)
  • yon (indef. art.)

Pronoun

yo

  1. they
  2. them

Interlingue

Pronoun

yo (objective case me)

  1. First person singular pronoun; I

Japanese

Romanization

yo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kristang

Pronoun

yo

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

See also

References


Ladino

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jo/, /jɔ/

Pronoun

yo (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ייו‎)

  1. I

Lingala

Pronoun

yo

  1. The second-person singular pronoun: you.

See also

References

  • yo” in Compendium of the World's Languages: Ladakhi to Zuni, Volume 2, page 988



Lower Tanana

Noun

yo

  1. sky

References

  • James Kari, Lower Tanana Athabaskan Listening and Writing Exercises (1991)

Mandarin

Romanization

yo (Zhuyin ˙ㄧㄛ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of ,
  2. Pinyin transcription of , 𪠸

yo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Etymology 1

Pronoun

yo

  1. Alternative form of yow

References

  • “you, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 18 May 2018.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

yo

  1. Alternative form of heo

References

  • “he, pron. (3)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 10 June 2018.

Noone

Noun

yo (plural yɔ́)

  1. snake

References

  • R. Blench, Beboid Comparative

Norman

Alternative forms

  • iâo (continental Normandy)
  • iaoue (Guernsey)
  • ieau (Jersey)

Etymology

From Old French yaue, ewe, euwe, egua (water), from Latin aqua (water), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water, flowing water).

Noun

yo f (plural yos)

  1. (Sark) water

Pali

Alternative forms

Pronoun

yo

  • masculine nominative singular of ya (who (relative))

Spanish

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *eo, attested from the 6th century in Romance, from Latin ego, from Proto-Italic *egō; akin to Greek εγώ (egó), Sanskrit अहम् (aham), all from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɟ͡ʝo/
  • IPA(key): [ʝo̞]
  • IPA(key): [dʒo̞]
  • (Rioplatense) IPA(key): [ʃo̞]

Pronoun

yo

  1. First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case; I.

See also

Noun

yo m (plural yos or yoes)

  1. (psychoanalysis) Freud's concept of the ego.

Usage notes

  • When more pronouns are included in the same sentence, it is considered impolite to say the pronoun yo at first; it must be the last one, and must be said after absent (this applies also for ti and ):

Xhosa

Pronoun

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.

Zulu

Pronoun

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.

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