yours truly

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Etymology[edit]

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

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yours truly

  1. (idiomatic) Used to close a note or letter.
    Coordinate terms: yours faithfully, yours sincerely
    Hypernym: valediction
    Please write back soon! Yours truly, Alice.

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yours truly

  1. (idiomatic, informal, humorous) I, me, or myself.
    This one was created by yours truly.
    • 1951, Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut, The African Queen, written by C.S. Forester (novel), James Agee (screenplay):
      Nobody in Africa, but yours truly, can get a good head of steam on the old African Queen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ yours truly” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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