[ yoo-awl, yawl ]
/ yuˈɔl, yɔl /

pronoun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

(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.
Also y'all.

Origin of you-all

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

usage note for you-all

See you. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for you-all



a US, esp Southern, word for you, used esp when addressing more than one person
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