you-all

[yoo-awl, yawl]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. you're telling me,
  2. you're welcome,
  3. you've,
  4. you've lost me,
  5. you've made your bed, now lie in it,
  6. you-uns,
  7. youghiogheny,
  8. youlou,
  9. youlou, fulbert,
  10. young

Also y'all.

Origin of you-all

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

Usage note

See you.

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British Dictionary definitions for you-all

you-all

pronoun

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