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From the phrase "where y'at?" (“how are you?”, literally “where are you at?”).
- A unique collection of dialects of English spoken in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1996, Thomas Burns McArthur, Roshan McArthur, The Oxford Companion to the English Language, Oxford University Press, USA, →ISBN:
- The most distinctive local variety is Yat, called by one observer 'the Cockney of New Orleans'.
- 2006, Lonely Planet New Orleans:
- Traces of New Orleans' old Yat dialect are still heard around town. Apart from city-specific expressions, Yat sounds an awful lot like the traditional Brooklyn accent, and it reflects the same Irish, Italian and German roots.
Yat (plural Yats)
- A person of the New Orleans, Louisiana area who speaks with a Yat accent.