Is yo a Scrabble word?

Yes, yo is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 5 points in Scrabble, and 4 points in Words with Friends

Yo is a valid Scrabble word.

See the definition of yo and examples of how yo is used here.

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Is Yo a word? Yo meaning

YO

(noun) Definition: A slang word of greeting, or a term used to get the attention of another.

Popularized by the character Rocky ("Yo, Adrian!" "Yo, Pauley!") in more than four decades of boxing movies, YO is best spoken in a street-slang sort of way (see below).

According to an intriguing 1990s letter to the editor published in The New York Times, YO emerged as part of America’s street slang during the 1930s in Philadelphia (not New York, as many people seem to think). During the early part of the 20th century, South Philadelphia became home to many immigrants from southern Italy. In Neapolitan dialect, the word "guaglione" means "young man" — a word that, in the street slang, was shortened to "gual-yo." This led to the popular greeting among Italian-American men, "Hey, gual-yo!" (pronounced "wal-yo"), which was soon shortened to a simple "Yo!"

In mainstream culture, YO became popular during World War II, when it was commonly used as a response during roll call.

Ways to use YO in a sentence:

  • "Yo, what’s up?"
  • "Yo, what you doin’?"
  • "Yo, did you get that money you owe me?"

What Scrabble words can I make with the letters in yo?

2 Letter Words

1 Anagram of Yo

Anagrams are words that use the same letters as other words, but in a different order.

Anagrams are sometimes called a Word Unscramble

Words that can be created with an extra letter added to yo:

Unscramble the letters in yo

There are 15 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'yo'.

More words that can be made using the letters in yo

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