you-all

pronoun

yü-ˈȯl,
ˈyü-ˌȯl How to pronounce you-all (audio) ˈyȯl How to pronounce you-all (audio)
variants or y'all
chiefly Southern US
: you
usually used in addressing two or more persons

Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of you-all was in 1631

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“You-all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/you-all. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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you-all

pronoun
(ˈ)yü-ˈȯl,
ˈyü-ˌȯl,
ˈyȯl
chiefly Southern
: you
usually used in addressing two or more persons

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