or our'n

[ ouuhrn, ou-ern or, often, ahrn ]


Origin of ourn

1350–1400; Middle English (South and Midlands) ouren, ourn, equivalent to oureour + -n (by analogy with my, mine; thy, thine)

Words Nearby ourn

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How to use ourn in a sentence

  • In vulgar parlance this book is not your own or our own, but "yourn" or "ourn," or it may be "hisn" or "hern."

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • You don't know kings, Jim, but I know them; and this old rip of ourn is one of the cleanest I've struck in history.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • But, Huck, dese kings o' ourn is reglar rapscallions; dat's jist what dey is; dey's reglar rapscallions.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • But what he wanted was to spread the glad tidings of good health all over this fair land of ourn, he says.

    Danny's Own Story | Don Marquis
  • Yu knowed ole Bob Sal, dat ar ole fafeful mousin cat of ourn?

    The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington