y’mum

What is y’mum?

y’mum meaning Comeback used in general conversa- tion. Often used in a comical, rather than an offensive way. ‘You’re the one who got us lost!’ ‘Y’mum!’ Phrase used to grab somebody’s atten- tion, like ‘hey’. Sometimes shortened to ‘yo’. ‘Yo, yo, whatcha up to mate?’ Y

 

reference: Word Up, A Lexicon and Guide to Communication in the 21st Century. Mark McCrindle with Emily Wolfinger. 2007