American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. New Orleans A member of a lower- and middle-class segment of the white population of New Orleans.
- n. New Orleans The variety of English spoken by these people, derived from Irish English.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of gate.
- n. a unique collection of dialects of English spoken in New Orleans, Louisiana
- n. a person of the New Orleans, Louisiana area who speaks with a Yat accent.
- From Where you at?, Whe'yat?, How are you? (local greeting). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Wong Ping Yee tries to help two sisters who own the Four Seas restaurant (Cherrie Ying and Ai Kago) while training a young and romantically foolish wannabe chef named Ken'ichi Lung Kin Yat (Vanness Wu) to win the competition which will make him the Top Chef of China.”
“This poem vividly expressive, fresh flow, time to clear gas Yat is God.”
“Zach Adams: a Yat is a semi-derogatory/semi-self embraced term for native New Orleaneans, who have a somewhat brooklyn sounding accent.”
“There's a splendid rock, and the Yat is the rock, as well as the village.”
“Owners of the Japanese tavern Kayabukiya, just north of Tokyo, employs a pair of Japanese monkeys called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan to serve their customers.”
“Tokyo employs a pair of Japanese monkeys called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan to serve their customers.”
“Mayor Robert Maestri, who spoke English in what is locally know as a "Yat" accent ( "Where y'at, baby" is the common greeting) commented to Roosevelt "How you like dem erstas?”
“A "Yat" is someone from the working class New Orleans neighborhoods primarily along the river, from their usual greeting, "Where Y'at?" i.e.”
“The ancient country has even had Christian leaders, such as the Congregationalist founder of the Chinese Republic, Sun Yat-sen, and his Methodist successor, Gen. Chiang Kai-shek (head of the Kuomintang for nearly forty years).”
“Lu Ying, former director of the Gender Centre at Sun Yat-sen University, said it was common for employers to pick out female candidates because they were prettier.”
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