from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a unique collection of dialects of English spoken in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • proper n. a person of the New Orleans, Louisiana area who speaks with a Yat accent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of gate.


From Where you at?, Whe'yat?, How are you? (local greeting).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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