Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a lower- and middle-class segment of the white population of New Orleans.
  • noun The variety of English spoken by these people, derived from Irish English.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of gate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[From Where you at?, Whe'yat?, How are you? (local greeting).]

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