ourn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From our +‎ -n, formed on analogy with mine, thine. Compare hisn, yourn. Displaced in standard speech by the -s form, ours, which see for more.

Pronoun[edit]

ourn

  1. (obsolete outside UK and US dialects, chiefly Appalachia) Ours.
    • 1914, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Mucker[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      "Supposin'," continued Ward, "that we let two o' your men an' two o' ourn under Mr. Divine, shin up them cliffs ..."

References[edit]

  • ourn” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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