yo

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

yo

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Yoruba.

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

As a greeting [1859], attested first as a cry of sailors and huntsmen ([1400s]; compare e.g. huzzah, giddyup). Originally 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, thus, so), from Proto-Indo-European *yē (already); or perhaps from Old English ēow (Wo!, Alas!, interjection). Compare Danish, Swedish, German, Norwegian jo (yes (flexible meaning)), Dutch jow (hi, hey) and Dutch jo (hi, hey). More at yea, ow, ew.

Modern popularity apparently dates from World War II (claimed to be a common response at roll calls; see definition 3), and then most intensely attested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; it thence spread globally from American dominance of pop culture post-WWII.

Interjection[edit]

yo

  1. (slang) A greeting similar to hi.
    Synonyms: oi, wotcher
    Yo Paulie! How's it going?
  2. (slang) An interjection similar to hey.
    Synonyms: ahoy, oi; see also Thesaurus:hey
    Yo, check this out!
    Check this out, yo!
  3. (slang) An expression of surprise or excitement.
    Yo, that's crazy, but I don't remember asking.
    • 2021 October 2, Mason Cannon, “Don't Feel Pressured To Declare Your Major Right Away”, in Study Breaks[1]:
      I have quickly acclimated myself to the standard form of greeting on campus: "Oh hey what’s your name? … Yeah, nice to meet you, what're you studying? … Yo that’s sick!" A script to recite, nearly verbatim, 10 times a day or more.
  4. (military slang) Present! Here!
    Sergeant: Smith?
    Private Smith: Yo!
  5. (chiefly African-American Vernacular) Emphatic conclusion to a statement.
    • 2010, "Kafkaesque" (Breaking Bad TV series, season 3, episode 9)
      JESSE: That is messed up, yo.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From you're, your, etc.

Alternative forms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

yo

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

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. (Baltimore) third-person singular, familiar
    Yo was tuckin' in his shirt! (Stotko and Troyer 2007)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. Abbreviation of year(s) old; also y.o., y/o.
  2. (crochet) Initialism of yarn over.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Russian ё (jo).

Noun[edit]

yo (plural yos)

  1. The letter Ё, ё.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Numeral[edit]

yo

  1. Short for yoleven.

Anagrams[edit]


Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. I, me

Usage notes[edit]

  • The form yóo is used when the pronoun isn't followed by a clitic.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “yo”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin eo. Akin to Spanish yo and Portuguese eu.

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Leonese yo, from Vulgar Latin eo (attested from the 6th century), from Latin ego.

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish yo.

Pronoun[edit]

yo (accusative conmigo)

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English yo.

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

yo

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, chiefly university slang) outgoing; sociable

Verb[edit]

yo (Hong Kong Cantonese, chiefly university slang)

  1. to act in an outgoing manner
  2. to socialize with; to interact with
  3. (euphemistic) Used in certain interjections to replace vulgar verbs.

Derived terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yo.

Interjection[edit]

yo

  1. (slang) yo
    • 2016, Lisbeth Zornig, Mikael Lindholm, Bundfald, Art People →ISBN
      Yo!” Mathias så op.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

yo

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

Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yo

  1. with

Haitian Creole[edit]

Article[edit]

yo pl

  1. the

Usage notes[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo (contracted form y)

  1. they
  2. them

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A shortening of "ayo" (come on)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English yo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

yo

  1. (slang) Template:id (informal greeting, interjection similar to hey)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kristang[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)[1]

See also[edit]

Kristang personal pronouns (edit)
Person Singular Plural
First yo nus
Second bos bolotu
Third eli olotu

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010, Ladislav Prištic, Kristang - Crioulo de Base Portuguesa, Masaryk University, page 26.

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin eo, from Latin ego.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ייו‎)

  1. I

Lashi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Lolo-Burmese *hja, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *hja. Cognates include Jingpho yi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. field
  2. farm

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. peace

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Lolo-Burmese [Term?], from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-ja. Cognates include Jingpho kăya.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. itch

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis), pages 15-16

Lingala[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. Alternative form of yɔ̂

Lower Tanana[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. sky

References[edit]

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

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yo (yo5 / yo0, Zhuyin ˙ㄧㄛ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of , .
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of , 𪠸.

yo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Maquiritari[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yo

  1. (transitive) to leave (someone) without a portion from the hunt

References[edit]

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “yo”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. Alternative form of yow

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Noone[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo (plural yɔ́)

  1. snake

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

yo f (plural yos)

  1. (Sark) water

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. masculine nominative singular of ya (who (relative))

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish yo, from Vulgar Latin eo (attested from the 6th century), from Latin ego, from Proto-Italic *egō; akin to Greek εγώ (egó), Sanskrit अहम् (aham), all from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Akin to Italian io, Sicilian iu, Catalan jo, Aragonese and Asturian yo.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝo/, [ˈɟ͡ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃo/, [ˈʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒo/, [ˈʒo]
  • (file)
  • Pronoun[edit]

    yo

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

    Usage notes[edit]

    • 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 (this also applies to ):
      Iremos Rosa, tú y yo.Rosa, you and I will go.

    Derived terms[edit]

    See also[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    yo m (plural yos or yoes)

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

    Descendants[edit]

    • Chavacano: yo
    • Interlingue: yo

    Further reading[edit]


    West Makian[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Particle[edit]

    yo

    1. sentence-final action negation particle; not
      de tifiam yoI am not eating

    Usage notes[edit]

    Specifically negates action verbs (intransitive, transitive, ditransitive, etc.). To negate a stative verb, see wayo. The verbs seba/tope (to want) are not negated by ua, which would be ungrammatical. Instead, one uses the verb fono (to not want).

    References[edit]

    • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[3], Pacific linguistics

    Xhosa[edit]

    Pronoun[edit]

    -yo

    1. Combining stem of yona.

    Yoruba[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Verb[edit]

    1. to become saturated with food or drinks; to become full (after eating)
      1. to become drunk
    2. to become fleshy or robust (in reference to the belly or body)
    3. (idiomatic, euphemistic) to become pregnant

    Derived terms[edit]

    • Àwòyó (a nickname for the orisha Yemọja)

    Zulu[edit]

    Pronoun[edit]

    -yo

    1. Combining stem of yona.