from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Chiefly Northern U.S. You. Used in addressing two or more people or referring to two or more people, one of whom is addressed. See Notes at you-all, you-uns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. You (plural). Sometimes as youse guys
- pro. You (singular).
- you are, you're
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chetah or hunting-leopard, Guepardus jubatus. Also youze. See cut under chetah.
If youse play fair, mabbe youse'll get a look-in on de rake-off; if youse throws me down, the first shot I fires won't miss _youse_.
Surely youse is not trying to suggest that, after all the other white bankers left the table and you were the only white one left, the black guys thought you were 'one of them'!?!
I know this is not quite about the subject but Linuxera you using the word youse has suprised me, are you an Ozzie too?
Upstate, if you say "youse," it will get you an applause line; ditto for "younz" in western Pennsylvania.
I'll jest tumpline th 'whole bunch o' youse 't one load from th 'landin' t 'th' Bertrand farm if that feller wa'n't settin 'with his back t' th 'stump, facin' up th 'runway, his rifle 'tween his knees' n 'his fool head lopped over on one shoulder, _dead asleep_!
"Mama, how often have I told you not to say 'youse'?" pleaded Norah, very much disheartened by her mother's grammatical errors.
I, too, am having identical problems to most of you (or "youse" as we say here).
Then, as if recollecting the part he was playing, he added: "I s'pose dey calls youse dat because youse rides so quick on dat machine.
So why don't youse go and flirt with someone while I do some shooting?
While members of this community are typically immune to the blandishments of money and fame (Otherwise, why would youse be layin 'about here. eh?) the following are offered only for the tiny minority who may be exceptions.