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youse

[ yooz; unstressed yuhz, yiz ]
/ yuz; unstressed yəz, yɪz /
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pronoun Nonstandard: Northeastern and North Midland U.S.

you (usually used in addressing two or more people).

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Origin of youse

First recorded in 1835–40 in the spelling yous in the Dublin Penny Journal, an Irish publication; you + -s3

usage note for youse

See you.
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