Definitions

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  • pronoun slang you (plural).
  • noun Plural form of you.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Then I would speak to your sons teacher to be watching for behavior changes in yous son after recess and breaks to log them for you in a notebook and send the book home everyday.

    Mommy Conundrum – Bullying « Bored Mommy

  • But, I say "-- and anguish again settled on his brow --" wot am I to call yous?

    Back to Billabong

  • "Well, I'll call yous Major an 'Captin," he declared, at length.

    Back to Billabong

  • Besides, in these short-attention-span, 24/7 news cycle times, the professionals who really do control the information do it much better than all the other "yous" ever will.

    Candy Spelling: Six Months Later: Another Look at Time Magazine Naming "You" as Person of the Year

  • And WE -- all those Time Magazine "yous" will collectively and heroically be the victors in a future that will be much, much better than what we have today.

    Printing: A Progressive Mandate

  • And WE -- all those Time Magazine "yous" will collectively and heroically be the victors in a future that will be much, much better than what we have today.

    A Progressive Mandate

  • And WE -- all those Time Magazine "yous" will collectively and heroically be the victors in a future that will be much, much better than what we have today.

    A Progressive Mandate

  • In English, we make no distinction of singular or plural "yous," except in regionalisms y'all, youse.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Also, anyone who says "yous" as a plural form of "you" in Cape Breton would seem just as ignorant as if they said it anywhere else.

    languagehat.com: TALKIN' CAPE BRETON.

  • There are too many 'yous' and 'yours' in it; you ought to say 'one' now and then, to make it seem more like good writing.

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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  • As used by Juliana Spahr to indicate "you, plural"

    July 20, 2007

  • A not uncommon usage in Australia , equivalent of y'all. One friend of mine enjoys writing it "ewes".

    April 20, 2008

  • My friends and I used to enjoy interpreting it as "ewes" and holding loud conversations/searches for sheep over the top of whatever the person was trying to say to us. I was such an obnoxious child. Still am.

    April 20, 2008

  • Surely this is not an actual "word" in the English language. I literally cringe whenever I hear anyone use it in conversation. For some reason, though, I have the opposite reaction to y'all.

    August 22, 2017

  • Of course it's a word! It has sound and meaning. And it serves several functions in English:

    In the phrase "yous guys," it seems to decline so it matches its noun, I think that's sweet.

    Also appears at the end of syntactically frozen phrases like "all the i love yous."

    Also has a distinct ability to declare that someone is not unique and there are many of that person as in "there's a million of yous, there's only one of me." (Kanye West - Stronger)

    August 22, 2017

  • Australian boxer Jeff Fenech was famous for saying "I love yous all" to his fans after fights.

    August 22, 2017