Definitions for yo-yoˈyoʊ yoʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a spoollike toy that is spun out and reeled in by an attached string that loops around the player's finger.
something that fluctuates or moves up and down, esp. suddenly or repeatedly.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Slang. a stupid, foolish, or incompetent person.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to move up and down or back and forth; fluctuate or vacillate.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of yo-yo:
earlier, a U.S. trademark for such a toy (1932); recorded in 1915 as the name of a Philippine toy
a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand
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.
A volatile market that moves up and down.
To vacillate; to move up and down.
The yo-yo in its simplest form is an object consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a length of twine looped around the axle, similar to a slender spool. It is played by holding the free end of the string allowing gravity or the force of a throw to spin the yo-yo and unwind the string, then allowing the yo-yo to wind itself back to one's hand, exploiting its spin. This is often called "yo-yoing". First made popular in the 1920s, yo-yoing remains a popular pastime of many generations and cultures. It was first invented in ancient Greece. In the simplest play, the string is intended to be wound on the spool by hand; The yo-yo is thrown downwards, hits the end of the string, then winds up the string toward the hand, and finally the yo-yo is grabbed, ready to be thrown again. One of the most basic tricks is called the sleeper, where the yo-yo spins at the end of the string for a noticeable amount of time before returning to the hand. Many yo-yo tricks are done while the yo-yo is said to be sleeping. One of the most famous tricks on the yo-yo is "walk the dog". This is done by throwing a strong sleeper and allowing the yo-yo to roll across the floor, before tugging it back to the hand. English historical names for the yo-yo include bandalore and quiz. French historical terms include bandalore, incroyable, de Coblenz, emigrette, and joujou de Normandie.
Translations for yo-yo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of toy, consisting of a pair of discs made of wood, metal etc with a groove between them round which a piece of string is tied, the toy being made to run up and down the string
going up and down like a yo-yo.
- لُعْبَة اليويوArabic
- играчка, която се навива и развива на връв от движението на ръката йо-йоBulgarian
- ioiôPortuguese (BR)
- das JojoGerman
- یو یوFarsi
- יוֹ-יוֹ, כִּינוּי לְמישֶהוּ אוֹ לְמָשֶהוּ מִתנַדנֵדHebrew
- एक तरह का खिलौनाHindi
- 요요(장난감의 일종)Korean
- jo jo (žaislas)Lithuanian
- یو یوPersian
- یو یوPashto
- 溜溜球Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک قسم کا کھلونا جس میں دو جڑی ہوئی قرصوں کے بیچ میں ایک نالی پر ڈوری لپٹی ہوتی ہے اور جو وزن اور معیار حرکت کی وجہ سے بار بار کھلتی اور لپٹتی ہےUrdu
- trò chơi Yo-yoVietnamese
- 溜溜球（一种用线扯动忽上忽下的轮形玩具）Chinese (Simp.)
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