first person


noun

the grammatical person used by a speaker in statements referring to himself or herself (first person singular) or to a group including himself or herself (first person plural).
a pronoun or verb form in the first person, as I or am in English, or a set of such forms.
a literary style in which the narrative is told from the perspective of a narrator speaking directly about himself or herself: a story written in the first person.

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Origin of first person

First recorded in 1935–40
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first person

noun

a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself or herself, either alone (first person singular) or together with others (first person plural)
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