coself

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

co +‎ self

PronounEdit

coself

  1. (neologism, reflexive, nonstandard) Gender-neutral object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, grammatically equivalent to himself or herself.
    • 1983, Ingrid Komar, Living the Dream:
      Co consistently does less than cos share of the Community work. 4. Co absents coself from the Community for more than three weeks [...]
    • 1996, Brett Beemyn, Mickey Elianon, Queer studies: a lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender anthology, page 74:
      At the very least, an individual might have to use different terms to describe coself in a heterosexual context than co uses in a sexual minority context [...]
    • 2004 April 1, "Pieira dos Lobos" (username), "Fern's Story two", alt.magick.serious, Usenet:
      A youngster of my own introduction had been rejected by an object of preadolescent craving and had killed coself by leaping at the ceiling of co's quarters.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 23:21