- (African American Vernacular, informal) A greeting.
- 2004, Michael Daniel Baptiste, Cracked Dreams, page 73:
- "Ayo, Red. It's the homie Spits on the jack for you, blood." "Ayo, homeboy," said Red as he excitedly picked up the telephone receiver. "What's up, fool?"
- 2007, Reginald L. Hall, In Love with a Thug, page 38:
- “Ayo, wassup, girl,” he said to Keisha as he continued to walk toward the back area where I stood. ... “Ayo, wassup, playa?
- 2007, Tony J. Ward, Jr., I've Got to Make It to Heaven for Going Through Hell: Part 1, page 39:
- Ayo Toine, you think they'd put me down?
- 2007, Nikki Turner, Christmas in the Hood, page 289:
- "Ayo, fam, you a'ight down there?" Victorious's cell mate asked.
- 2008, Treasure Hernandez, Resurrection, page 106:
- "Ayo, ma, where you going?" a dude asked her as she walked by him.
- 2008, Ashley JaQuavis, The Trophy Wife, page 103:
- "Ayo, Kalil!" a man's voice said from amidst the crowd. Kalil looked up and saw his lil' man, Peanut, distributing packets of heroin and taking money from the fiends.
- 2010, R Green Damon, Somethin' to Think about, page 197:
- "Ayo, Cee, listen to this shit here," said Matt, passing him his cell.
- (West African English) A strategy game.
- Obsolete spelling of
- come on!
ayo m (plural ayos)
- aya f