Main meanings of yo in English

: yo1yo2

yo1

exclamation

informal
  • Used to greet someone, attract their attention, or express excitement.

    ‘‘Yo, Ben!’ ‘Hey Eugene, I thought it was you.’’

Origin

Natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English.

Pronunciation

yo

/jəʊ/

Main meanings of yo in English

: yo1yo2

yo2

pronoun

non-standard spelling of you
‘yo go home, girl’
non-standard spelling of you

possessive determiner

non-standard spelling of your
‘what did you do wit' yo money?’
non-standard spelling of your

Pronunciation

yo

/jəʊ/