a slang word for "you all" it sounds cooler
yall get over here now!
by rap and rock January 29, 2005
The only way to address two or more people. Y'all sounds a heck of a lot better than youse guys and is more efficient as well. Only say it if you're from the south unless you want to get laughed at because yankees don't know how to pronounce it right. Ya'll is spelled incorrectly and "all y'all" is perfectly legitimate. Never use y'all to refer to one person--it makes things really confusing.
He was fixing to teach y'all a lesson.
I was wondering what all y'all had in mind.
by southernbelle08 August 07, 2006
Southern for the New Yorker's "youse guyse".
Yall come back now, hear?
by ke6isf July 23, 2004
Derived from the old English ye and all. Originally used in colonial America. Now often used to represent you all.
What are y'all up to.
by Robert March 30, 2004
the southern form of "YOU GUYSSS"
wow people who say "YOU GUYYSSS" MUST be gay... we cool bitches say yall

by dude November 03, 2003
by far the best way to say "you guys or you all"

galipoli u dumbass it's southern US not america

the south kicks ass
yall want a coke?
yall come here
by southboy November 20, 2006
Slang contraction for the 2nd person plural pronoun, utilized amongst the indigenous populations of the southern continental United States.

Origin: Often incorrectly attributed to the contraction of "you + all," the word actually originated from the fusing of "ya + all." The kind of fella who would say ya'll for the first time would not be enunciating a clean and crisp "you" in his daily speech. "You" wasn't in his spoken vocabulary, but "ya" was. Now, try to say "ya all." It is actually not easy to do as two separate words. To say it with a normal cadence, it already almost sounds like ya'll, but with the slightest stutter. "Ya all" quite naturally slips into the familiar pronoun we all use. Ya + all = ya'll. When you look at it that way, the placement of the apostrophe after the "a" makes sense. Alternately, you + all = y'all. However, the ya + all transition more naturally illustrates the origin of "ya'll." "You all" is cumbersome, although that is usually how yall is explained to uninitiated Yankees, whose experience with "ya" is often limited. "You all" just doesn't lead the the inevitable ya'll that "Ya all" does. However, y'all is an accepted alternate spelling.
Imperative: "Ya'll simmer down and go one at a time."
by Ross Roberts July 01, 2005
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