indefinite pronoun

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

Origin of indefinite pronoun

First recorded in 1720–30

Words Nearby indefinite pronoun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use indefinite pronoun in a sentence

  • Hit is frequently employed as an indefinite pronoun of all genders, and is plural as well as singular.

  • The indefinite pronoun it is also used as an introductory word, to introduce a sentence in much the same manner as there.

    Plain English | Marian Wharton

British Dictionary definitions for indefinite pronoun

indefinite pronoun

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

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