from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • pro. Chiefly Southern U.S. You. Used in addressing two or more people or referring to two or more people, one of whom is addressed.


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  • Mexico advertises that she would like to see you-all as "Tourists".

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  • I would just have stayed on the East Coast — you-all would have gotten in your covered wagon and headed West, having babies along the way.

    DAY 16: It Wouldn’t Be Vacation Without a Trip to the E.R.!

  • I'll make you-all contracts right nowthree hundred dollars a thousand, undressed.

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  • I'll hang all right, but you-all won't live to see it.

    Chapter IV

  • It don't hurt if you-all are a million or so out one side or the other.

    Chapter IV

  • Being dead, with grass growing out of your carcasses, you won't know when I hang, but I'll sure have the pleasure a long time of knowing you-all beat me to it.

    Chapter IV

  • And you-all adds up all your money and knows you ain't a-going to die if you can help it.

    Chapter IV

  • But while you're deliberating, I want to give you-all a warning: if that door opens and any one of you cusses lets on there's anything unusual, right here and then I sure start plugging.

    Chapter IV

  • You're sitting there and adding two and two together, and you-all know I sure got you skinned.

    Chapter IV

  • And that makes you-all dead easy in this deal of mine.

    Chapter IV


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