See also: our'n

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ourn, ouren, from Old English ūrne and similar forms. Compare mine, thine; also compare and see hern. Displaced in standard speech by the -s form, ours, which see for more.

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ourn

  1. (obsolete outside Britain and US dialects, especially Appalachia) Ours.
    • 1914, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Mucker[1], All-Story Cavalier Weekly:
      “Supposin',” continued Ward, “that we let two o' your men an' two o' ourn under Mr. Divine, shin up them cliffs back o' the cove an' search fer water an' a site fer camp—the rest o' us'll have our hands full with the salvage.”

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PronounEdit

ourn

  1. Alternative form of ouren