contraction for you-all
what is going on with y'all?
by care December 1, 2002
Southern 2nd person plural pronoun. Most concise and easily distinguished. Despite the assurance of some emails that have been passing around, "y'all" is plural. Only an absolute idiot would use it as a singular pronoun.
Where are y'all going?
by Jacob August 11, 2004
contraction for you all. Despite what some think, it is not only used by hicks and the uneducated. People from all walks of life, traditionally the southern states use it.
by S.C. Girl September 26, 2005
The best way to address two or more people. Better than: you guys, youse guys, and you all! Yes, I live in Southern Alabama, and yes, I attended Harvard!
Please shut up, y'all!!!
by Laura December 12, 2004
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 7, 2006
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 31, 2004
Stands for you all. pretty much all southerners use it. "all y'all" and "all of yall" are both correct. I'm from houson and I use y'all all the time, even though I went to Yale
What are y'all doin' tonight?
by Chris90 February 17, 2006