pron. pl. poss. our or ours,
1) fun
nominative plural of I
2) fun (used to denote oneself and another or others, specifically or generally):
We have two children. We often take good health for granted[/ex]
3) fun (used in the predicate following a copulative verb):
It is we who should thank you[/ex]
4) fun
Also called the royal we (used by a sovereign or other high officials and dignitaries in place of I in formal speech.)
5) fun
Also called the editorial we . (used by editors, writers, etc., to avoid the personal I or to represent a collective viewpoint.)
6) fun you (used familiarly, often with mild condescension or sarcasm):
We know we've been naughty, don't we?[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE wē, c. OS wī, wē, OHG wir, ON vēr, Go weis

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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