used as the subject of a verb when the speaker or writer is referring to himself/herself I think I'd better go now. He and I are old friends. When they asked me if I wanted the job, I said yes. I'm not going to fall, am I? I'm taller than her, aren't I? see also me Word Originpronoun Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ik and German ich, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ego and Greek egō.