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Is yo also an abbreviation for "-year-old"?[edit]

Is yo also an abbreviation for suffix -year-old? Or is this non-standard? Observed:

"... , and a 10yo daughter, both of whom ..."

If it is, should it be "... , and a 10-yo daughter, both of whom ..."?

--Mortense 09:38, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

I've seen it used that way, yes. I think it was without the hyphen (though I see now that it's been added since). JodianWarrior (talk) 15:36, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
That meaning is already included under yo#Etymology 3. Cheers, --biblbroksдискашн 16:04, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Clarification of Spanish Pronunciation[edit]

Could the three different pronunciations for Spanish be labelled with the region they are used in? JodianWarrior (talk) 15:36, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

RFV discussion: July–September 2016[edit]

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Abbreviation for yo-yo. Tried a few Google Books searches for sentence fragments ("the yo and", etc.); could not find anything. Equinox 23:29, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

I tried looking for possible plural forms (her yo(e)s, his yo(e)s, their yo(e)s), and also found nothing relevant. I did, however, unearth yoe, which seems to be a dialectal term for a lamb: see [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]. There was also this reference to yos, which seems to be some sort of clothing. However, it's a science-fiction novel, so it could be a totally made-up word. — SMUconlaw (talk) 11:45, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
The "yoes" you found seems to be dialect for "ewes", i.e. adult female sheep. Equinox 11:49, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
See reference 120 above, though. "Ewes dropping ewes" can't be right. — SMUconlaw (talk) 11:51, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
But OED agrees with you: "representing a dialect (especially US) pronunciation of ewe", also spelled yow(e) (my paraphrase). Predictably, OED does not give yo as an abbreviation of yo-yo. Maybe Usenet might yield some results? — SMUconlaw (talk) 11:56, 5 July 2016 (UTC)


Can sb. confirm? --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:00, 19 November 2017 (UTC)