[ mahy ]
/ maɪ /
(a form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective): My soup is cold.
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
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Definition for my (2 of 2)
variant of myo- before some vowels: myalgia.
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British Dictionary definitions for my (1 of 4)
/ (maɪ) /
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!
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)
the internet domain name for
British Dictionary definitions for my (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for my (4 of 4)
a variant of myo-
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Medical definitions for my (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for my (2 of 2)
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