you guys

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English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

you guys

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial, chiefly North America, Australia, New Zealand) You (plural).
    Hey you guys!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term guy is generally restricted to males, as in Was that a guy or a girl?, but the form you guys may be used for groups of any combination of genders whether it is all male, all female or any combination.
  • Unlike y'all or the French vous, you guys is typically said only once in a short conversation, thereafter you is used. For example:
    I'm going to be on the outside basketball court at noon if you guys want to practice. You should bring some water because it's going to be hot.

Synonyms[edit]

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

See also[edit]