Term invented in my great bx orignal meaning was an abreviation of the phrase "you overhere" used to call ones attention to the word latter branched into other useage
Yo mijo when you gonna be rollin to the cine
by Frank November 24, 2004
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1) A contraction of the possessive prenominal adjective "your."
2) An informal address or title to one whose name is not known to another; can be used as an interrogative address.
3)A declaritive or imperative exclaimation, whether alone or within a sentence.
1) How's yo momma?
2) Hey, yo! What's up, yo?
3) Yo! What the hell do you think you are doing?! Yo, just do your job! YO!
by Dr. Thompson May 12, 2003
Another Way of saying "hey" or "hi"
Yo, Come here
by Alex Rossiter May 10, 2004
the one word that can be added to almost any sentence and work
I need a book on how to sleep with a sheet yo.
by LittleLiblet February 21, 2003
a slang way of saying hello, usually friendly and casual
Yo, Chris, what's up?
by Evil Penguin July 28, 2004
1) Substitution for "Greetings!"
2) Dislexic Rabbi speak
3) Filler-speech when a need to look "gangsta" is at hand
4) Half of a "Yo-yo"
1) "Yo Homeslice!"
2) "Yo vei!"
3) "Dat Crunk Cup is the shit, yo yo yo!"
4) "I... forgot... mah... helmet... on... da... short... bus... wiff... mah... Yo-... *drools and falls off highchair*"
A word who's origin is made to be puzzling, but is really made famous by the Movie "Rocky" and by various rappers. Yo is a word deeply connected in the Philadelphia culture, therefore; no, it is not used only by "little black kids" or "wannabe suburbans" like the definitions before it has stated.

A history lesson about the word's popular use in Philly from the New York Times:
"In the 1930's a large proportion of the residents of South Philadelphia were Italian immigrants, mostly from the Campania region of southern Italy, the principal city of which is Naples.

In the Neapolitan dialect "guaglione" (pronounced guahl-YO-nay) signified a young man. The chiefly unlettered immigrants shortened that to guahl-YO, which they pronounced whal-YO. That was inevitably further shortened to yo. The common greeting among young Italian-American males was "Hey, whal-YO!", and then simply, "Yo!" And so it remains today."

Sorry for this long post, but I had to handle my business about my city.

And the "Yo" is the pronounciation of the word "you're," is usually spelled yo'.
"Yo man, that jawn was hot yesturday, yo."

"Yo, I can't believe they ran out of cherry wooder ice!"

"Yo! Come here!"
by Lili2344 July 31, 2006
- how rappers/thuggers begin and end every sentence..
- used when rappers can't find a word to finish their song..
1.- Yo, Dawg, Yo, whats up in the hizouse, Yo, i be talken to tha fool yo, word, what you saying, yo...

2.-
I'm sleepin on the floor
I'm as drunk as can be, but i want more
i'm so tanked on alcohol, i forget my true name
i call myself the...(doesn't know what to say..then continues..) YO!
Yo. that's right i be rippen this place
don't talk back because.....YO!!
by sk8aholic July 24, 2004

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