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I really like how the word "yoko" is pronounced, and I'll like to use it in my bussiness. I think that my bussiness will be named "yoko garage".

Do you know what yoko means? Does it have any bad or good meanings/concepts related to it?

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Yoko (横) is a fairly generic term meaning "side".

However, there are some less common, negative meanings associated with this word meaning "wrong", "invalid", "illogical", and "disorder". It also has a sense in which a prostitute to leave a client in secret to meet another man ("yoko ni iku"). And of course there are negative terms derived from this as well such as yokoshima meaning "evil" or "wicked".

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http://jisho.org/words?jap=%E3%82%88%E3%81%93&eng=&dict=edict

  1. horizontal (as opposed to vertical); lying down;
  2. side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back); width; breadth;
  3. side (of a box, etc.);
  4. beside; aside; next to;
  5. unconnected

Maybe? Where did you hear the word? Sure it's not yooko or some such?

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    Yes, I also thought of a girls name 'Yooko', like 'Yoko Ono'. – user1016 Feb 28 '12 at 13:42

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