Definitions

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  • n. A strategy game.
  • interj. A greeting.

Etymologies

From Yoruba (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a few years ago -- whether it was chants of "ayo" or revivals of the club-ready "Think" breakbeat -- it's long since begun drowning itself in the trends of everywhere else.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Suffering from brain cancer, Kent Pankow was literally forced to go to the ayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. for lifesaving surgery -- at a cost to family and friends of $106,000 -- after the health-care system in Alberta left him hanging in bureaucratic limbo for 16 crucial days, his tumour meanwhile migrating to an unreachable part of the brain, while it dithered over his case file, ultimately deciding he was not surgery worthy.

    The Step-Dance Kerfuffle

  • (Soundbite of song, "Dynamite") Mr. CRUZ: I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying ayo.

    Dr. Luke: The Man Behind Pop's Biggest Hits

  • (Soundbite of song, "Dynamite") Mr. CRUZ: (Singing) Saying ayo, baby let go cause we going to rock this club.

    Dr. Luke: The Man Behind Pop's Biggest Hits

  • LOL – wait until he sees how humble he's gonna feel when he gets his butt handed to him in November ayo

    Obama calls win 'very humbling'

  • And kids will watch this they watch things like the Saw films and other films that are of some interest the acting in kick ass is clearly done for laughs douglaspaul ayo, that was crazy! hahaha

    Kick Ass Red Band Hit Girl trailer | /Film

  • View Comments harinkazu ayo people really need to stop goin in which meens disrespektin eddie murphy damn its always sumbody that he aint even tlkin bout he wwas tlkin bout homosexuals n otha exreemely funny shyt if u aint gay or anything chill imeen eeven the gays laffed so why cnt u blog comments powered by Disqus

    Eddie Murphy’s DELIRIOUS DVD Review – Collider.com

  • Portland artist and activist damali ayo believes in recycling.

    The Potential for a New Life

  • Ndi mushumo washu ro? he kha vhupo hune ra dzula khaho u pota vhatambudzi vha vhaaluwa vhashu kha mulondotavhapo, DG kana mulondotavhapo o newaho ripoto iyo u tea u ita tsedzuluso ya mafhungo ayo.

    Speech by Josephine Tshivhase on the Older Persons Bill Debate

  • February 15th, 2007 at 7: 14 am PST ayo whats good nigga reply joe buck

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  • Same in Sardinian! We usually spell it ajó.

    May 3, 2014

  • In Indonesian, come on. Or indeed, 'come on!'

    May 3, 2014

  • Not sure about that etymology, at least in regards to the vernacular salutation usage. I believe it's a contraction of "hey, yo"

    May 2, 2014