the grammatical person used by the speaker of an utterance in referring to the one (second person singular ) or ones (second person plural ) to whom he or she is speaking.
a pronoun or verb form in the second person, as the pronoun you in English, or a set of such forms.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of second person
First recorded in 1665–75
Words nearby second person
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British Dictionary definitions for second person
a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to or describing the individual or individuals being addressed
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