Meaning of “my” in the English Dictionary

"my" in British English

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mydeterminer

uk /maɪ/ us /maɪ/

A1 of or belonging to me (= the speaker or writer):

my feet
my name
my jacket
It wasn't my fault.
formal She was somewhat surprised 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 own work (= I made it without help).

used in front of a noun as a way of expressing love or as a polite or humorous form of address:

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 /maɪ/ us /maɪ/ old-fashioned

(Definition of “my” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"my" in American English

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mypronoun

us /mɑɪ/

belonging to or connected with me; the possessive form of I, used before a noun:

I think about my father and my mother.
He wanted to be my friend.
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)