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or our'n

[ouuh rn, ou-ern or, often, ahrn]
pronoun Nonstandard.
  1. ours.
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Origin of ourn

1350–1400; Middle English (South and Midlands) ouren, ourn, equivalent to oure our + -n (by analogy with my, mine; thy, thine)
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Examples from the Web for ourn

Historical Examples

  • Ourn was a shrewd rascal and nothing more nor less than a pearl poacher.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Every hoof of ourn'll be safer from this time on, treaty or no treaty, good Indians or bad.

    Two Arrows

    William O. Stoddard

  • When ourn was alive his lordship niver laid a hand upon 'em.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray

  • We have met the enemy and he's 'ourn,' as Mother Shafto would say.

  • They've got all their own money back, and all of ourn but a shekel or two besides.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)