my

[ mahy ]
/ maɪ /

pronoun

(a form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective): My soup is cold.

interjection

Also my-my. (used as an exclamation of mild surprise or dismay): My, what a big house this is! My-my, how old he looks!

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Origin of my

1125–75; Middle English mī, variant of mīn,Old English mīn;see mine1

grammar notes for my

See me.

Definition for my (2 of 2)

my-

variant of myo- before some vowels: myalgia.
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British Dictionary definitions for my (1 of 4)

my1
/ (maɪ) /

determiner

of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer (me)my own ideas; do you mind my smoking?
used in various forms of addressmy lord; my dear boy
used in various exclamationsmy goodness!

interjection

an exclamation of surprise, awe, etcmy, how you've grown!

Word Origin for my

C12 mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant

British Dictionary definitions for my (2 of 4)

my2

the internet domain name for

Malaysia

British Dictionary definitions for my (3 of 4)

MY

abbreviation for

motor yacht

British Dictionary definitions for my (4 of 4)

my-

combining form

a variant of myo-
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Medical definitions for my (1 of 2)

My

abbr.

myopia

Medical definitions for my (2 of 2)

my-

pref.

Variant ofmyo-
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