Slang term for a New Orleans
native. The term is specifically used
to describe residents of Orleans
, Jefferson, and St. Bernard
parishes, and is exclusive to the area. For natives, the term is most generally used
to identify members of the Westbank
region of New Orleans including
residents of: Algiers, Terrytown, Gretna, Harvey, Marrero, Westwego, Avondale, Lafitte, and Belle Chasse.
A Y'at can be identified
by dialect, mannerisms, lifestyle, and/or appearance.
The term Y'at is derived from
?", a common greeting in the New Orleans area.
Y'at can also
appear as "y@" in new media and certain publications.