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pronoun

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noun pro·noun \ˈprō-ˌnau̇n\

Simple Definition of pronoun

  • grammar : a word (such as I, he, she, you, it, we, or they ) that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pronoun

  1. :  any of a small set of words in a language that are used as substitutes for nouns or noun phrases and whose referents are named or understood in the context

Origin of pronoun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen, from pro- for + nomin-, nomen name — more at pro-, name


First Known Use: 1530

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

Rhymes with pronoun

back down, Baytown, bear down, blowdown, boil down, boomtown, breakdown, break down, Bridgetown, bringdown, bring down, call down, Cape Town, cast down, Charlestown, clampdown, clamp down, climb down, closedown, comedown, come down, cooldown, countdown, count down, count noun, cow town, crackdown, crack down, crosstown, cry down, cut down, downtown, drawdown, draw down, dress down, drop-down, dumb down, embrown, facedown, fall down, first down, Freetown, Georgetown, George Town, get down, ghost town, godown, go down, half crown, hand down, hands-down, hoedown, hold down, hometown, hull down, Jamestown, keep down, knockdown, knock down, lay down, letdown, let down, lie down, live down, lockdown, look down, lowdown, markdown, mark down, mass noun, meltdown, melt down, midtown, new town, nightgown, North Down, nut-brown, pastedown, pat down, pay down, phase down, pipe down, play down, plunk down, pull-down, pull down, pushdown, put-down, renown, rubdown, rundown, scale-down, set down, shakedown, shake down, shire town, shoot down, showdown, shutdown, shut down, sit-down, slap down, slowdown, Southdown, splashdown, splash down, stand-down, stare down, step-down, stop down, strike down, stripped-down, sundown, swansdown, take down, talk down, tank town, tea gown, tear down, throw down, thumbs-down, tie-down, top-down, touchdown, touch down, trade down, turndown, turn down, uncrown, uptown, Von Braun, wash down, wear down, weigh down, wet down, wind down, write-down, write down, Youngstown



PRONOUN Defined for Kids

pronoun

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noun pro·noun \ˈprō-ˌnau̇n\

Definition of pronoun for Students

  1. :  a word used as a substitute for a noun





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