American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A toy consisting of a flattened spool wound with string that is spun down from and reeled up to the hand by motions of the wrist.
- n. Informal One that undergoes frequent abrupt shifts or reversals, as of opinion or emotion; a vacillator.
- n. Slang A stupid or objectionable person.
- v. Informal To undergo frequent abrupt shifts or reversals, as of opinion or emotion; vacillate.
- n. A toy consisting of a spheroidal or cylindrical spindle having a circular groove in which string is wound; it is used by holding the string in the fingers and reeling the spindle up and down by movements of the wrist.
- n. finance A volatile market that moves up and down.
- n. informal Someone who vacillates.
- n. informal A foolish, annoying or incompetent person.
- v. intransitive To vacillate; to move up and down.
- n. a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand
- Originally a trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When asked why officials would not give Alden another chance, Gelder said the state wanted to avoid what he termed "yo-yo" facilities: "They do a really good job when they know someone is coming to look, but yet we have problems as soon as the spotlight is turned off.”
“First, they make you feel like a loser, and then something even worse happens to so-called yo-yo dieters.”
“But this leads to a behavioral cycle in which your system “doesn’t work” or you can’t get back into a healthy mind-set—some people call it yo-yo dieting.”
“I could continue this yo-yo description of euroland affairs were it not that I will run out of good news to juxtapose against the bad.”
“Kim Bensen, a lifetime yo-yo dieter who lost more than 200 pounds, currently leads motivational weight loss meetings at Calvary Church in Trumbull at 6:30, Wednesday nights.”
“A crew from the Townhall.com conservative news site gave passersby the choice of a T-shirt, a yo-yo or lip balm.”
“We pass the shoe market, where hundreds of shoes hang from the ceilings on strings; the purse market, hanging by purse strings; the music mart, where the rich interdental consonants of Arabic songs consume the air; the basket bazaar; a merchant unfurling a yo-yo.”
“When the final bell rang to end classes, my heart felt like a yo-yo.”
“The market's "somewhat rudderless, yo-yo like behavior" shows a lack of definite direction as earnings season starts, said Lawrence Creatura , portfolio manager at Federated Investors.”
“While tics and habits are related on a neurological level, it's simplistic to suggest that we can establish complex and difficult habits, like a rigorous, long-range diet and exercise routine, as easily as we master, say, the yo-yo.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘yo-yo’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Exactly reduplicated words connected by a hyphen.
Words that are fun to say....
A selection of English* words ending with a vowel (except "y", "ea", ie", "ee", "oo", "ea", "ou") that is REALLY pronounced.
My favorite English words, by the way.
The good twin of The ...
"A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indi...
A list of My Little Pony names from the original (G1) collection. 1982-1992
Trademarks that have lost their character as indicators of source to become a general term for a product or service.
Classic Children's Toys and Games and Amusements
Listening to this as an audio book for the second time. Tim O'Brien uses simple words and phrases to great effect. Very few unfamilar and big words . The writing style reminds me of words from Joh...
Interesting/noteworthy food intake regimens.
Looking for tweets for yo-yo.