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- (now chiefly regional, especially Southern US, Caribbean, Singlish) (One's) self; used with a preceding possessive adjective to form a pronominal phrase. [from 14th c.]
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC:
- You may be ashamed of your ownself, to disturb People at this Time of Night.
- 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harper, published 2013, page 3:
- “Tea Cake ain't been no boy for some time. He's round thirty his ownself.”
- 2016, John Chan, Singlish Notebook:
- Did you paint this your ownself?