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  • pro. you (plural).
  • n. Plural form of you.


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  • 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.

    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. 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

  • There aren't many 'yous' in the 'you're' I'm referring to.

    feminist blogs

  • I think what happened is the balance tipped into a spot where I missed all these "yous" so much, so intensely, so all-over-my-body like, that when just one more person I would have to miss like that was shot into that spot it just overflowed, and the power of that has made me too sad to be anything but totally alert and happy all the time.

    this girl called automatic win


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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    April 20, 2008

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

    July 20, 2007