See also: y'all

English Edit

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Etymology Edit

From all + y'all (itself from you + all).

Pronoun Edit

all y'all

  1. (chiefly Southern US, redundant, pleonasm) Plural form of you.
    • 1887, Thomas Nelson Page, In ole Virginia: or, Marse Chan, and other stories, page 160:
      Dyah dee come! Now watch 'em smile. All y'all jes stand back. Heah de one you lookin' for.

Usage notes Edit

  • All y'all is used in the Southern United States when a speaker wishes to include everyone being addressed. Y'all may refer to an indefinite set of members of a group, but all y'all definitively includes everyone in the group.
  • Like y'all (see that entry's usage notes) and most other second-person plural pronouns, all y'all (and y'all all, which mirrors e.g. they all) can be said to one individual with an implied plural "and your group".
  • This form of y'all can be considered incorrect in certain parts of the American South as being redundant.

Alternative forms Edit

Synonyms Edit

  • see the list of other second-person pronouns in you

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Determiner Edit

all y'all

  1. The group spoken or written to.
    Have all y'all ladies finished eating?