my Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “my” in the English Dictionary

"my" in British English

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mydeterminer

uk   us   /maɪ/
A1 of or ​belonging to me (= the ​speaker or ​writer): my ​parents my ​feet my ​name my ​jacket It wasn't my ​fault.formal She was ​somewhatsurprised at my ​asking (= that I ​asked) for the ​book to be ​returned.
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my own used to ​emphasize that something ​belongs to or is ​connected with me and no one ​else: I ​want my own ​car. It was my own ​decision. This ​cake is all my ownwork (= I made it without ​help). used in ​front of a ​noun as a way of ​expressinglove or as a ​polite or ​humorousform of ​address: My ​darling! Do you ​want any ​help, my ​dear? relating to a ​part of some ​websites where you can ​choose to ​see only the ​information that is ​important to you
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myexclamation

uk   us   /maɪ/ old-fashioned
(Definition of my from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mypronoun

 us   /mɑɪ/
belonging to or ​connected with me; the ​possessiveform of I, used before a ​noun: I ​think about my ​father and my ​mother. He ​wanted to be my ​friend. My ​mind went ​absolutelyblank.my own My own is used to ​emphasize that something ​belongs to or is ​connected with me and no one ​else: I ​bit my own ​hand.
(Definition of my from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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