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my

adjective \ ˈmī , \

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
  • My eye!

Examples of my in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of my from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of my

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


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my

abbreviation

Definition of my

million years

my-

combining form
variants: or myo-

Definition of my-

:muscle
  • myoglobin
:muscle and
  • myoneural

Origin and Etymology of my-

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


MY Defined for English Language Learners

my

adjective

Definition of my for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MY Defined for Kids

my

adjective \ ˈmī , \

Definition of my for Students

:belonging or relating to me or myself
  • my head
  • my injuries


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