pronoun your·self \yər-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\

: the person that is being addressed

—used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person being addressed has already been mentioned

: your normal or healthy self

Full Definition of YOURSELF

a :  that identical one that is you —used reflexively <you might hurt yourself>, for emphasis <carry them yourself>, or in absolute constructions
b :  your normal, healthy, or sane condition or self <you haven't been yourself lately>
:  oneself

Examples of YOURSELF

  1. You're not yourself today. Is something wrong?
  2. You'll feel like yourself again after some time away.

First Known Use of YOURSELF

14th century


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