[th uh m-self, th em-]
- themselves:The kids began laughing at themself. Everyone who got the right answer can congratulate themself.The teacher introduced themself to the class.
Origin of themself
Themself has a long history of use in English and more recently has been adopted as the reflexive pronoun referring back to a singular gender-neutral antecedent, similar to the use of singular they . However, the pronoun themself is not considered to be standard English. A more acceptable alternative is the plural pronoun themselves , though its use with a singular antecedent is rejected as ungrammatical by some people. See also they.
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Examples from the Web for themself
Of my success, the reader of the following pages will be able to judge for themself.
And when mass was done the king and the queen opened the letters privily by themself.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)
I'm not one o' these kind o' people that'd keep a joke to themself just because the joke was on them.Gullible's Travels, Etc.
Ring W. Lardner