themself

pronoun
them·​self | \ t͟həm-ˈself How to pronounce themself (audio) , t͟hem- \

Definition of themself

nonstandard
: themselves now used chiefly in place of "himself or herself" as a gender-neutral reflexive form of they when the reference is to a single person (as in "each person can decide for themself")

First Known Use of themself

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Themself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/themself. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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