See also: Your


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Alternative formsEdit

  • ur (informal, Internet, text messaging)
  • ya, yer (informal)
  • yo, yo' (African American Vernacular)


From Old English ēower, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz. Compare German euer.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /jɔː/, /jʊə/, (unstressed) /jə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
  • (US) enPR: yôr, IPA(key): /jɔːɹ/, /jʊəɹ/, /jɝ/
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  • Rhymes: -oʊɹ, -ɔː(ɹ)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ) (some [[w:rhotic dialects|]])



  1. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner).
    Let's meet tomorrow at your convenience.
    Is this your cat?
  2. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (plural; more owners).
  3. A determiner that conveys familiarity and mutual knowledge of the modified noun.
    Not your average Tom, Dick and Harry.
    Your Show of Shows
    Your World with Neil Cavuto
    Not Your Average Travel Guide
    • (Can we date this quote by Glanvill and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron.
  4. (Ireland) That; the specified (usually used with a human referent)
    Your man just bought a new car.
    Have you seen what your one over there is doing?


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  1. Misspelling of you're.

Usage notesEdit

  • In US English, /jɚ/ is generally the unstressed version of /jɔːɹ/; in many dialects, however, /jɝ/ is frequent even in positions of stress.
  • The use of your instead of you're is a common mistake in written English.

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Middle EnglishEdit



  1. Alternative form of youre