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This phrase was popularised by The GLC from Newport, Wales, but has had currency in US Afro-American vernacular English and possibly elsewhere since no later than the 1960s.


you knows it (Wales, idiomatic, slang) You're right; I wholeheartedly agree with your statement. You knows it, bra! (idiomatic, dialect, slang) Indicates agreement, approval, encouragement. "What he did to her was wrong." "You knows it, sister!" 1861, Frederick Law Olmsted, The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery, page 187 Mose would ha rallied, ef eed a been in our ward — ha ! ha ! ha ! — you knows it, Mass Richard ! 1984, Brian Richard Mori, Dreams of Flight, page 20 Buster: (impressed) You'se a cool dude, Butch. / Butch: Hey, you knows it, baby. 2002, Lorian Hemingway, A World Turned Over: A Killer Tornado and the Lives It Changed Forever, page 112 We welcome you, you knows it. Didn't even need to ask, but it fine all right you did."


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