- 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.
Origin of second person
First recorded in 1665–75
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- a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to or describing the individual or individuals being addressed
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