reflexive pronoun

noun

Definition of reflexive pronoun

: a pronoun referring to the subject of the sentence, clause, or verbal phrase in which it stands specifically : a personal pronoun compounded with -self

First Known Use of reflexive pronoun

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Reflexive pronoun.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reflexive%20pronoun. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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