One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In apposition to the first person plural pronoun we: for our part; personally; as far as we are concerned. Now rare.
2As direct or indirect object or as the object of a preposition.
In later use English regional (northern and north midlands) and United States regional and nonstandard (chiefly in African-American usage). Emphatic and reflexive pronoun, corresponding to we, us. See ourself, ourselves
Old English (in an earlier sense). From us + self. Compare self, 2c.
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