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Its a slang greeting in New Orleans. When you meet someone in the street they will say that. Then you reply with the key phrase what it is. If you respond wrong, the initiator will know you are not local.
person 1: where y'at?
person 2: what it is.
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A common greeting in the New Orleans area. Forms the basis of the term Yat, meaning a native of New Orleans. Common responses are alright and what it is (both of which are commonly used to initiate greetings as well as respond).
Willie: "Hey yo D, where y'at?"
Chuck D: "Alright, bra."
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This is a traditional greeting originating in, and mostly heard in, the city of New Orleans. This expression arose decades ago among the large community of itinerant musicians ever passing through and sometimes settling in the New Orleans French Quarter. When one musician would pass another on the street, they'd often stop briefly and each would inquire as to where (in which music bar?) the other was currently playing. Thus, the question, "where are you at?" just means 'where are you playing?'. The phrase got contracted to 'Whereyat?' and became the same as saying 'Hi'.
"Whereyat, man - how's it goin'?'"
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1. New Orleans slang to discover where someone is geographically located
2. New Orleans slang to politely ask how things have been going for a person in general
Person 1: Where y'at, Rodney?
Person 2: I just started working at Mandina's again, and my house is almost finished.
by Red Shoes February 21, 2007

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New orleans contraction for where are you at, meaning where is your head at or where you going or where are you or sompin
phone rings; you pick it up.
"whereyat?"
"here but "yanomgoin" out soon."
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1. New Orleans slang to discover where someone is geographically located
2. New Orleans slang to politely ask how things have been going for a person in general
Person 1: Where y'at, Rodney?
Person 2: I just started working at Mandina's again, and my house is almost finished.
by Red Shoes February 22, 2007

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A phrase used by gay men in southern states of America to 'pick up'. Respond with, "What it is" if you wish to be picked up or anything else to miss out on some action.
Gay man 1: "Where y'at?"

Gay Man 2: "What it is"

Gay Man 1: "Come back to my place, big boy"
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