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yo-yo

yo-yo

 
pronunciation:
yo yo
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: yo-yos
definition 1: a hand-held toy made of two thickish, usu. wooden disks connected by a peg around which a string is tied, played by holding the other end of the string and moving the hand so as to cause the disk unit to roll up and down the string, and often to spin at the end of the string.
 
definition 2: (slang) a person considered to be stupid or incompetent.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: yo-yoed, yo-yoing, yo-yos
definition: (informal) to change or vary irregularly; move inconsistently from one position to another.
The market yo-yoed for three months.She was yo-yoing back and forth about whether to re-enlist.