Definition of the second person noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the second person

BrE BrE//ˌsekənd ˈpɜːsn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekənd ˈpɜːrsn//
[singular] (grammar) Elements of a story
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the form of a pronoun or verb used when addressing somebody In the phrase ‘you are’, the verb ‘are’ is in the second person and the word ‘you’ is a second-person pronoun. compare first person, third person See related entries: Elements of a story
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the second person