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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 my /maɪ/USA pronunciation
pron. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a form of the possessive case of the pronoun I, used as an adjective before a noun:My soup is cold.
- (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.
- (used in exclamations of surprise, dismay, disagreement, etc., before certain nouns):You got a perfect score? My foot! (= I don't believe it).
- (used as an exclamation of mild surprise or dismay):My, my, what have we here — a broken foot and possible fractured leg?
(mī),USA pronunciation pron. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- (a form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective):My soup is cold.
- 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!
var. of myo- before some vowels:myalgia.
- 1125–75; Middle English mī, variant of mīn, Old English mīn; see mine1
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
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my /maɪ/ determiner
- of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer (me): my own ideas, do you mind my smoking?
- used in various forms of address: my lord, my dear boy
Etymology: 12th Century mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant
- an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc: my, how you've grown!
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