you guys

pronoun

yə-ˈgīz How to pronounce you guys (audio)
ˌyü-,
yu̇-
informal : you
used in speech and informal writing to refer to or address two or more people
How are things with you guys?
Do you guys need anything else?
In my imagination I'd go out for drinks with Cord Roberts and Victoria Buchanan, the show's biggest stars. We'd sit in a plush booth at a tony cocktail lounge and they'd lift their frosty glasses in my direction and say, "A toast to David Sedaris! The best writer this show has ever had!" I'd say, "You guys, cut it out."David Sedaris
As the oldest, you are supposed to "know better" than your younger siblings. When you guys get in a fight, you will get yelled at for not being the more mature one.Jessica Booth

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of you guys was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“You guys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/you%20guys. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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