noun, plural U's or Us, u's or us.
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Origin of U
Origin of u.1
Origin of U.1
Examples from the Web for u
Contemporary Examples of u
“I should be living in 1937,” Savoia told website 'Style Like U' in 2011 of his design aesthetic.Fashion Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead in Hudson River
February 17, 2014
The Wii U retails for $299, the PS4 for $399, and the Xbox One for $499.Which Video Game System Is King?
November 26, 2013
But “Do What U Want,” featuring, of all people, R. Kelly, is quite good.
The remarkable success of “Do What U Want,” is its self-assured straightforwardness.
Turned into a hashtag in a late-night Twitter tirade, “Do What U Want,” then, is not just a good pop song.
Historical Examples of u
A small spring, U, keeps the ends of the pieces apart and allows the free turning of the axle until the brake lever is drawn.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
"Haven't got the keys, so I can't let y'u out, old hoss," he told the foreman.
"Y'u CAN play," was all he said, but the manner of it spoke volumes.
"M's'u' has been very sick," she imparted, speaking slowly, as though selecting her words.The Promise
James B. Hendryx
Se eadiga diacon cw, "u ungesliga, as estmettas ic symle gewilnode: h beo me to wuldre, and e to wite."
noun plural u's, U's or Us
- something shaped like a U
- (in combination)a U-bolt; a U-turn
- universal (used to describe a category of film certified as suitable for viewing by anyone)
- (as modifier)a U film
for historical evolution, see V. Used punningly for you by 1588 ["Love's Labour's Lost," V.i.60], not long after the pronunciation shift that made the vowel a homonym of the pronoun. As a simple shorthand (without intentional word-play), it is recorded from 1862. Common in business abbreviations since 1923 (e.g. U-Haul, attested from 1951).