a conventional phrase used at the end of a letter.
Informal. I; myself; me: I'm only in business to profit yours truly.
Origin of yours truly
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Related Words for yours trulypersonally
an informal term for I, myself, or me
Word Origin for yours truly
from the conventional closing phrase used at the end of letters
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A closing formula for a letter, as in It was signed “Yours truly, Mary Smith.” [Late 1700s]
I, me, myself, as in Jane sends her love, as does yours truly. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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