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himself

[ him-self; medially often im-self ]
/ hɪmˈsɛlf; medially often ɪmˈsɛlf /
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Origin of himself

before 900; Middle English him selven,Old English him selfum, dative singular of hē self he himself; see him, self

usage note for himself

See myself.
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British Dictionary definitions for himself

himself
/ (hɪmˈsɛlf, medially often ɪmˈsɛlf) /

pronoun
  1. the reflexive form of he or him
  2. (intensifier)the king himself waved to me
(preceded by a copula) his normal or usual selfhe seems himself once more
Irish and Scot the man of the househow is himself?

Word Origin for himself

Old English him selfum, dative singular of hē self; see he 1, self
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