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[yooz; unstressed yuh z, yiz] /yuz; unstressed yəz, yɪz/
pronoun, Nonstandard.
you (usually used in addressing two or more people).
Usage note
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • youse better not be smudgin' up her dress, Carrots—gwan off, now!

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • I like the looks of youse and I'll let youse in for a dollar.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • youse might as well call me Greasy,” said the new employee.

  • "You've gotter have a kid to run errands for youse, Mr. Sedgwick," he pleaded.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Father says he has a barrel of flour in t' cellar you can have and pay for it when youse can.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Yes; but what business is it o' a decent-looking cove like youse, I'd like to know.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • If one o' youse bosses ever breaks a contract, oh, it's always a mistake!

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • If youse ain't learnt your lesson yet, youse might as well go back.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • An' youse've got the nerve, Baxter, to sit there an' talk that rot to me!

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
Word Origin and History for youse

dialectal inflection of you, 1893, not always used in plural senses.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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