you all

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you all

  1. All of you; plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.
    I'm very happy to see you all.
  2. (idiomatic, chiefly Southern US, colloquial) You (with singular or plural referent); y'all. [from 19th c.]
    • 1926, Hart Crane, letter, 2 March:
      I am really longing to see you “all”—as the Southerners say—and aren't you coming east this summer?
    • 1946, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek:
      I ain't never been as far as you-all aim to go.

Usage notes[edit]

  • See the usage notes about y'all.