whyo

noun

ˈhwī(ˌ)ō also ˈwī-
plural -s
: a member of a gang of holdup men

Word History

Etymology

from oh-why-oh-why-oh, signal cry of a former New York City gang

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“Whyo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whyo. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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