Definition of pronoun noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprəʊnaʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊnaʊn//
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a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase, for example he, it, hers, me, them, etc. demonstrative/interrogative/possessive/relative pronouns see also personal pronoun See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate Middle English: from pro- ‘on behalf of’, + noun, suggested by French pronom, Latin pronomen (from pro- ‘for, in place of’ + nomen ‘name’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pronoun