You meaning

yo͝o
Any person.

You can never be sure!

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(subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.) [from 15th c.]
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The person to whom one is speaking or writing: personal pronoun in the second person (sing. & pl.)
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(subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.) [from 14th c.]

Both of you should get ready now.

You are all supposed to do as I tell you.

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(indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object). [from 16th c.]
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Used to refer to an indefinitely specified person; one.

You can't win them all.

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The individual or group spoken or written to.

Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?

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To address (a person) using the pronoun you, rather than thou.
verb
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You is a pronoun used to describe someone that is being spoken to, or to describe a hypothetical person or group of people.

An example of you is a word that could be used when complementing a friend.

An example of you is when all people are advised to be careful on Halloween.

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Used to refer to the one or ones being addressed.

I'll lend you the book. You shouldn't work so hard.

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Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb.

You might want to get you another pair of shoes.

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(object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object. [from 9th c.]
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(reflexive, now US colloquial) (To) Yourselves, (to) yourself. [from 9th c.]
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(object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.) [from 13th c.]
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Used before epithets for emphasis.

You idiot!

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Origin of you

From Middle English you, yow, ȝow, (object case of ye), from Old English Ä“ow, Ä«ow ("you"; dative case of Ä¡Ä“), from *iwwiz ("you"; dative case of *jÄ«z), Western form of Proto-Germanic *izwiz ("you"; dative case of *jÅ«z), from Proto-Indo-European *yÅ«s (“you (plural)"), *yū́. Cognate with West Frisian jo (“you"), Low German jo (“you"), Dutch jou & u (“you"), Middle High German eu, iu (“you", obj. pron.), Latin vōs (“you"), Avestan 𐬬𐬋 (vō, “you").