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yo-yonoun [C]

uk   /ˈjəʊ.jəʊ/  us   /ˈjoʊ.joʊ/ (plural yo-yos) trademark
a toy consisting of a circular object that can be made to go up and down a long piece of string to which it is tied

yo-yoadjective

uk   /ˈjəʊ.jəʊ/  us   /ˈjoʊ.joʊ/
(Definition of yo-yo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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yo-yonoun [C]

 us   /ˈjoʊ·joʊ/ (plural yo-yos)
a toy consisting of a circular object that can be made to roll down and up a string that is tied to your hand if you spin the object and move your hand quickly at the same time

yo-yoadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈjoʊ·joʊ/ fig.
characterized by large and sudden changes from one condition to another: Research on yo-yo dieting indicates that going on and off diets repeatedly will make weight control difficult in the long run.
(Definition of yo-yo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yo-yo”
in Chinese (Simplified) 游游拉线盘,悠悠球(一种玩具)…
in Turkish yo-yo, oyuncak…
in Russian йо-йо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 游遊拉線盤,溜溜球(一種玩具)…
in Polish jojo…
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