yourn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

yourn

  1. (obsolete outside UK and US dialects, chiefly Appalachia) Yours.
    • 1914, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Mucker[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      Your room's in there, back of the office, an' you'll find some clothes there that the last man forgot to take with him. You ken have 'em, an' from the looks o' yourn you need 'em.

References[edit]

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