- From you + form of ones. (Wiktionary)
- you + dialectal uns, people, variant of ones, pl. of one. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Regional innovations, such as yous, yinz, and you-uns, may work just fine for the lucky speech communities of Boston, Pittsburgh, or Appalachia, where many use these forms to say you when addressing more than one local individual.”
“If'n ya dont no who I'm a-talkin bout then you-uns aint from thar.”
“She was also from Pittsburgh, but I never ever heard her use "y'ins" is that a hyperconstricted "you-uns?”
“But I've never heard anyone say "you-uns" though I've seen it written.”
“Just to be clear, I was referring to Do what? and not to tump, which I've never heard, nor to you-uns neither.”
“The mountaineer says "you-uns" when he is addressing more than one person.”
“In many parts of the South are found the expressions, "you-uns" and "we-uns.”
“Their phrase, "We-uns never asked you-uns to come here," is certainly most pathetic.”
“It seemed hard that to say "we-uns" and "you-uns," as she habitually did, though she tried not, and to use the simple phrases of her childhood, should be thought coarse or wrong.”
“You-all got t 'turn aroun' an 'go back, 'cause Bat Spurgeon an' his gang is waitin 'fer you-uns on the White River Ridge," announced Julie unemotionally.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘you-uns’.
"You" used to be plural only, but since we lost "thou", "you" has to do double duty as both singular and plural. This can lead to confusion.
Happily, alternative plural pronouns are av...
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
Looking for tweets for you-uns.