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Yo!

American English

Today: Mon, 16 Oct 2017

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Meaning:

a greeting, like "Hey!"

For example:

  • "Yo, Jerome! What's up bro?"

  • I was walking along the street when I heard this kid yell "Yo, Mikey! What's happenin' man?"

Note: "Yo!" is used mostly by African-Americans, or by people who are influenced by African-American culture and style.

Variety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

When someone says "Yo!", it means the same as saying

a. "No!"

b. "Hi!"

c. "Stop!"