Top definition
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
Get the mug
Get a yo mug for your father Trump.
buy the domain for your art site
3
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
Get the mug
Get a yo mug for your Uncle Jerry.
5
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
Get the mug
Get a yo mug for your mate Riley.
6
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*"
Get the mug
Get a Yo mug for your barber Callisto.
7
It's what un-educated people say most of the time.
Me: "That Michelle sure does have a nice body!"

Tom: "YO, man, stop talking about my sister!"
by T.Wilson December 03, 2012
Get the mug
Get a YO mug for your boyfriend Manley.