Main definitions 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 definitions of yo in English

: yo1yo2

yo2

pronoun

  • ‘yo go home, girl’
    non-standard spelling of you, used to represent black English

possessive determiner

  • ‘what did you do wit' yo money?’
    non-standard spelling of your, used to represent black English