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See also: YAT, yat, yát, and þat



From the phrase "where y'at?" (how are you?, literally where are you at?).

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  1. 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)

  1. A person of the New Orleans, Louisiana area who speaks with a Yat accent.

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