you guys

\ yə-ˈgīz How to pronounce you guys (audio) , ˌyü-, yu̇- \

Definition of you guys

informal : you used in speech and informal writing to refer to or address two or more peopleHow 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 SedarisAs 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

First Known Use of you guys

1886, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“You guys.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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