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you-all

[ yoo-awl, yoo-awl, yawl ]
/ yuˈɔl, ˈyuˌɔl, yɔl /
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pronoun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
you (used in direct address to two or more people): You-all come back now, hear?Tell your mother it's time you-all came to visit us.
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Origin of you-all

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; you + all

usage note for you-all

See you, y'all.
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you-all

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