Definition of ourself in English:
pronoun[first person plural]
- We have resigned ourself to the hand that geography and history has dealt our people.
- So, we could really have sold our shrimp boat last year and we built it ourself and it was kind of hard to do so we kept it.
- We go to highschool and struggle through years of trying to be accepted, trying to impress people, wanting to be with the right crowds and do the right things, trying to make a name for ourself.
The standard reflexive form corresponding to we and us is ourselves, as in we can only blame ourselves. The singular form ourself, first recorded in the 14th century, is sometimes used in modern English, typically where ‘we’ refers to people in general. This use, though logical, is uncommon and not widely accepted in standard English.
Words that rhyme with ourselfelf, herself, himself, itself, myself, oneself, self, shelf, themself, thyself, yourself
- US English dictionary
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