zir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of z ‎(gender-neutral (as in ze)) +‎ i ‎(him/his) +‎ r ‎(her).

Pronoun[edit]

zir ‎(third-person singular, gender-neutral, objective case, reflexive hirself)

  1. (neologism) them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular accusative (object) pronoun, coordinate with him and her.
    • 2002, Calderwood, Lynsey, Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 978-1-84642-174-7, page 155:
      However, it soon became very lonely as none of Alice’s school friends could see zir anymore and they soon forgot all about zir.

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Adjective[edit]

zir ‎(not comparable)

  1. (neologism) Belonging to zir, their (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with his and her.
    • 2002, Calderwood, Lynsey, Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 978-1-84642-174-7, page 155:
      … just when it seemed like zie was beginning to get a handle on zir teapot and form normal relationships – although one could hardly call zir twice-weekly sexual encounters with the March Hare ‘normal’ …

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Usage notes[edit]

Used with ze ‎(gender-neutral subject, coordinate to he/she).

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

zir

  1. rafsi of zirpu.