Southern Dictionary: Y’all June 19, 2008Posted by smooregasbord in General.
Y’all is a very popular contraction in the southern region of the U.S. It is a contraction of “you” and “all”. It is typically directed at any group that consists of more than two people. Here are a couple of examples:
“Thank y’all for inviting us to dinner.”
“Y’all have a very lovely home.”
“Daddy’s gonna beat y’alls butts when he finds out!”
And in case you weren’t aware, southerners are allowed to pluralize words that are already plural.