from The Century Dictionary.

  • Yours.

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  • pronoun yours.


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From English dialectal, from your +‎ -n, formed on analogy with mine, thine. Compare hisn.


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  • "Regional Patterns of American Speech: The American Frontier":

    Through the passage of time, the frontier contributions of Northern European folk speech — especially British, Irish, Scots, and Swedish — have lost much of their identity because their speakers were soon united in a common culture. But from these sources of early frontier speech probably came the pronouns hit (for it), hisn, ourn, theirn, and yourn, the inflected verb forms clumb, drug, holp, and riz, the auxiliary construction mought could (or might could), and a large number of folk pronunciations and lexical items, forms transmitted through the oral tradition of the common people... Many of these forms go back to Middle English, and all survive in current American Midland and Southern dialects.

    October 4, 2007