ourself

pronoun
our·​self | \ är-ˈself How to pronounce ourself (audio) , au̇(-ə)r- \

Definition of ourself

: 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 alone— William Shakespeare

First Known Use of ourself

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ourself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ourself. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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