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[hi-self, hiz-]
pronoun Nonstandard.
  1. himself.
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Origin of hisself

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at his, self
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Examples from the Web for hisself

Historical Examples of hisself

  • He'll never look like hisself again, if he an't got into a hospital.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • They put 'im in the soap-suds gang first, but he got hisself shifted.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • And he's a making of a 'fernal fool of hisself; that's what he's doing here!

    Victor's Triumph

    Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

  • He says, Milord will call on you hisself, and so I hold myself—how you say 'bereit?'

  • He done that hisself with the help o' some o' his men slaves.

Word Origin and History for hisself


see himself. The shift in felt meaning of the first element of this compound from dative to gentitive created this new word c.1400, whereas the same process did not change herself.

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