indefinite pronoun


noun Grammar.

a pronoun, as English some, any, somebody, that leaves unspecified the identity of its referent.

Nearby words

  1. indefinable,
  2. indefinite,
  3. indefinite article,
  4. indefinite integral,
  5. indefinite number,
  6. indefinite relative clause,
  7. indefinite relative pronoun,
  8. indefinitely,
  9. indehiscence,
  10. indehiscent

Origin of indefinite pronoun

First recorded in 1720–30

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British Dictionary definitions for in definite pronoun

indefinite pronoun

noun

grammar a pronoun having no specific referent, such as someone, anybody, or nothing
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