relative pronounrelative pronoun
A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and has reference to an antecedent, as who in the child who is wearing a hat or that in the house that you live in.
(plural relative pronouns)
- (grammar) A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and refers to an antecedent. Some words that can be used as interrogative pronouns can alternatively be used as relative pronouns: what, which, who, whom, and whose. The other relative pronouns are whoever, whosoever, whomever, whatever, and that.
- attributive form of relative pronoun, noun.