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my

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adjective \ˈmī, mə\

Simple Definition of my

  • : relating to or belonging to me : made or done by me

  • —used to express affection for someone you are talking to

  • —used by itself and in phrases to express surprise, excitement, or fear

Full Definition of my

  1. 1 :  of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person <my car> <my injuries> <my man>

  2. 2 —used interjectionally to express surprise and sometimes reduplicated <my oh my> ; used also interjectionally with names of various parts of the body to express doubt or disapproval <my foot>

Examples of my

  1. I enjoy my job very much.

  2. My favorite TV show was on last night.

  3. When I woke up this morning, my head ached and my throat was sore.

  4. My wife and I both love to dance.

  5. I always keep my promises.

  6. It was my fault that we lost the game.



Origin of my

Middle English, from Old English mīn, from mīn, suppletive genitive of ic I; akin to Old English me


First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with my


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my

abbreviation

Definition of my

  1. million years




my-

combining form

Definition of my-

  1. :  muscle <myoglobin> :  muscle and <myoneural>



Variants of my-

or myo-

Origin of my-

New Latin, from Greek, from mys mouse, muscle — more at mouse



MY Defined for Kids

my

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adjective \ˈmī, mə\

Definition of my

  1. :  belonging or relating to me or myself <my head> <my injuries>




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