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



BrE BrE//ˈvɒkətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːkətɪv//
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(in some languages) the form of a noun, a pronoun or an adjective used when talking to a person or thing compare ablative, accusative, dative, genitive, nominative Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French vocatif, -ive or Latin vocativus, from vocare ‘to call’.

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