possessive adjective

noun

Definition of possessive adjective

: a pronominal adjective expressing possession

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That’s true despite the possessive adjective in the title, or the fact that the director, an artist, plays an artist, Ellie. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: In ‘My Art,’ the Artist Laurie Simmons Plays an Artist," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of possessive adjective

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of possessive adjective was in 1870

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