you

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you

pronoun \ˈyü, yə also yē\

—used to refer to the person or group of people that is being addressed as the subject of a verb or as the object of a verb or preposition

—used to refer to any person or to people in general

Full Definition of YOU

1
:  the one or ones being addressed —used as the pronoun of the second person singular or plural in any grammatical relation except that of a possessive <you may sit in that chair> <you are my friends> <can I pour you a cup of tea> —used formerly only as a plural pronoun of the second person in the dative or accusative case as direct or indirect object of a verb or as object of a preposition — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours
2
:  one 2a <after a while, it grows on you>

Origin of YOU

Middle English, from Old English ēow, dative & accusative of you; akin to Old High German iu, dative of ir you, Sanskrit yūyam you
First Known Use: before 12th century

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