keep oneself to oneself

idiom

Definition of keep oneself to oneself

chiefly British
: to stay apart from other people : to avoid other people She was a shy girl who kept herself to herself.

Learn More about keep oneself to oneself

Statistics for keep oneself to oneself

Cite this Entry

“Keep oneself to oneself.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20oneself%20to%20oneself. Accessed 27 January 2020.

Comments on keep oneself to oneself

What made you want to look up keep oneself to oneself? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that suddenly gains wealth or power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!