ourself

pronoun

our·​self är-ˈself How to pronounce ourself (audio)
au̇(-ə)r-
: myself
used to refer to the single-person subject when we is used instead of I (as by a sovereign)
will keep ourself till supper time aloneWilliam Shakespeare

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ourself was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ourself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ourself. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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