you-uns

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From you + form of ones.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

you-uns

  1. (US, dialectal, Midwestern US and Appalachia) You (as subject or object).
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country (Nebraska 2005), page 122:
      Guthrie turned upon him a face aglow with gratification. ‘That's what makes me like you-uns, stranger,’ he said, cordially.

Synonyms[edit]

  • see the list of other second-person pronouns in you

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