yours truly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yours + truly. Since the late 1700s as a closing in a letter. Since the mid-1800s for "I," "me," or "myself."[1]

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Phrase[edit]

yours truly

  1. (idiomatic) Used to close a note or letter.
    Please write back soon! Yours truly, Alice.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In British English, "yours truly" is reserved for informal correspondence. In more formal writing, "yours sincerely" or "yours faithfully" are preferred.

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Pronoun[edit]

yours truly

  1. (idiomatic, informal) I, me, or myself.
    This one was created by yours truly.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yours truly" in The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

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