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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
my /maɪ/USA pronunciation   pron. 
  1. a form of the possessive case of the pronoun I, used as an adjective before a noun:My soup is cold.
  2. (used in forms of address before titles, names, etc.):Yes, my lord, I'll see to it right away. My dear Mrs. Adams, won't you come this way.
  3. (used in exclamations of surprise, dismay, disagreement, etc., before certain nouns):You got a perfect score? My foot! (= I don't believe it).

interj. 
  1. (used as an exclamation of mild surprise or dismay):My, my, what have we here — a broken foot and possible fractured leg?

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
my  (mī),USA pronunciation pron. 
  1. (a form of the possessive case of  I used as an attributive adjective):My soup is cold.

interj. 
  1. Also,  my-my. (used as an exclamation of mild surprise or dismay):My, what a big house this is! My-my, how old he looks!
  • 1125–75; Middle English mī, variant of mīn, Old English mīn; see mine1
    See  me. 

my-, 
  • var. of  myo- before some vowels:myalgia.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    my /maɪ/ determiner
    1. of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer (me): my own ideas, do you mind my smoking?
    2. used in various forms of address: my lord, my dear boy
    interj
    1. an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc: my, how you've grown!
    Etymology: 12th Century mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant
    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    myo-, 
  • a combining form meaning "muscle,'' used in the formation of compound words:myology.
  • Also,[esp. before a vowel,] my-. 
    • combining form representing Greek mŷs mouse, muscle

    'my' also found in these entries:
    Collocations: that's my [pen, car, daughter], is my own [house, car, decision, business], my favorite [movies, books], more...

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