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yo

  

      sentence substitute   an expression used as a greeting, to attract someone's attention, etc.  
     (C20: of unknown origin)  


yo-heave-ho  
      interj   a cry formerly used by sailors while pulling or lifting together in rhythm  
yo-ho-ho  
      interj  
1    an exclamation to call attention  
2       another word for       yo-heave-ho  
yo-yo  
      n   pl   , -yos  
1    a toy consisting of a spool attached to a string, the end of which is held while it is repeatedly spun out and reeled in  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   a stupid person, esp. one who is easily manipulated  
      vb   , yo-yos, yo-yoing, yo-yoed   intr  
3    Informal   to change repeatedly from one position to another; fluctuate  
      adj  
4    Informal   changing repeatedly; fluctuating  
     (from Filipino yo yo, come come, a weapon consisting of a spindle attached to a thong)  
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you, yon, yod, yob

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