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or our'n

[ouuh rn, ou-ern or, often, ahrn] /aʊərn, ˈaʊ ərn or, often, ɑrn/
pronoun, Nonstandard.
Origin of ourn
1350-1400; Middle English (South and Midlands) ouren, ourn, equivalent to oure our + -n (by analogy with my, mine; thy, thine) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • ourn was a shrewd rascal and nothing more nor less than a pearl poacher.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Every hoof of ourn'll be safer from this time on, treaty or no treaty, good Indians or bad.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • When ourn was alive his lordship niver laid a hand upon 'em.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • We have met the enemy and he's 'ourn,' as Mother Shafto would say.

  • They've got all their own money back, and all of ourn but a shekel or two besides.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It's a new regulation at ourn; and I reckon they'll find that they cannot stick to it.

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • I was sayin just yesterday youre lost in this little place of ourn.

  • That there boy of ourn, oh, he cant be let go to the devil this way!


    George Allan England
  • Lamon, do you know that 'we have met the enemy, and they are ourn?'

  • Perrysburg jail 's ruther stronger 'n ourn, I'll say that. '

    The Graysons Edward Eggleston

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