- (used in direct address to two or more persons, or to one person who represents a family, organization, etc.): You-all come back now, hear? Tell your mother it's time you-all came to visit us.
Origin of you-all
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for you-all
You-all don't know nothin' about this hole; thar's a b'ar in this hole!'
Whatever it is, however, you-all can't play it on old Monte.
But you-all slapped down the stuff in a stampede, sartin you had him buffaloed.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
You-all's had enough o' them folkses; an' you ain' that kind, either.A Tar-Heel Baron
Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
"I want dat young step-gal of you-all's," she answered with dignity.Sunlight Patch
Credo Fitch Harris
- a US, esp Southern, word for you, used esp when addressing more than one person
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