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See also you'se, and yǒusè

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Etymology 1

you + -s plural suffix

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Pronoun

youse

  1. (regional) You (plural). Sometimes as youse guys
  2. (New York) You (singular).
Usage notes

Youse as a plural is found in Australia, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, parts of the northern United States, and parts of southwestern Ontario [Canada]. Youse as a singular is found in New York.

Synonyms

Etymology 2

Contraction of you is.

Alternative spellings

Contraction

youse

  1. (African American Vernacular) you are, you're
Usage notes

The standard contraction for you is is you’s (e.g., Talking to you’s always fun.). In transcribing the AAVE usage of you is where standard English has you are, either you’s or youse is used. E.g, either You’s a damn fool or Youse a damn fool but never Talking to youse always fun.

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