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 : 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 —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 in a sentence
I enjoy my job very much.
My favorite TV show was on last night.
When I woke up this morning, my head ached and my throat was sore.
My wife and I both love to dance.
I always keep my promises.
It was my fault that we lost the game.
Origin and Etymology of my
Middle English, from Old English mīn, from mīn, suppletive genitive of ic I; akin to Old English mē me
First Known Use: 12th century
Definition of my
Definition of my-
: muscle <myoglobin> : muscle and <myoneural>
Variants of my-
Origin and Etymology of my-
New Latin, from Greek, from mys mouse, muscle — more at mouse
MY Defined for Kids
Definition of my for Students
: belonging or relating to me or myself <my head> <my injuries>
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