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by S Donahue January 15, 2004
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the hood where all the shooting is going dow.
My sister was raped in the y-o.
by Phizzy March 05, 2004
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Yonkers, NYC 10704
by Anonymous September 24, 2003
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n Word meaning "hello", originated by rap music in the 90s
by Sean March 23, 2004
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GANGSTA SLANG
In that case "yo" is a short form of the possessive pronoun "your".
Fuck yo ass, bitch!
I want all yo money or I gonna kill yo momma.
by blackhole February 17, 2004
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Everyone knows about the concepts of when "yo" is used, in this concept, it is the simple greeting, except with much more swag (something "we" asians got). Although "yo" has been used a lot more frequently by your average gweilo, persons don't know where it has originated from.

The term "yo" actually came from the word: "anneyeonghaseyo". "Anneyeonghaseyo" is korean for hello, in a formal matter. Note the last 2 letters, yo. Neti's got sick of such a long-ass greeting, and moved on to a more shorter greeting: "yo". Because koreans are either so cool (male) or so cute (female), their slang was passed on to the people of today.
Dec. 5, 2011
Yuri: Anneyeonghaseyo!
Me: Yo!
by unhappy panda December 05, 2011
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Back in the 70's and 80's, the baby boomer Italian's from NYC used "yo" like an equivalent of whistling out loud to get someone's attention-- usually someone at a distance or if you wanted to immediately get attention up close. The word was also preceded with a "hey" in many cases, as in "hey, yo." This was the old-Italian guard usage. When African Americans got a hold of it, "yo" was not only used with the "Italian usage," but also became an abbreviation for the possessive, "your."
Otherwise, see Lili2344 for a history lesson on where the slang originated.
Brooklyn vernacular:

Hey yo, Joey, wutsamatta. I ask'ja ta trow me the ball tree times already.

African American colloquialism: (now used by all ethnicities despite class, education, and geography)

Yo! Rick baby, what's with yo ride yo?
by Mark Kessel January 28, 2008
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