Definition of ownself in English:

ownself

pronoun

Southern, Regional, US, Caribbean
  • With preceding possessive adjective (in early use also with pronoun in the objective case), forming a phrase equivalent to a pronoun ending in -self or -selves.

Origin

Late Middle English. From own + self, after himself [noun], etc.

Pronunciation

ownself

/əʊnˈsɛlf/