(humorous, gender-neutral) To man.
- In one's physical presence; personally:
applied for the job in person.
- while being physically present; bodily; personally
- being carried personally by someone, as in a pocket or purse
a cigarette lighter on her person
Other Word Forms of Person
Origin of Person
From Anglo-Norman parsone, persoun et al. (Old French persone (“human being"), French personne), and its source Latin persōna (“mask used by actor; role, part, character"),perhaps a loanword; compare Etruscan φersu (“mask"). Displaced native wight (from Old English wiht (“person, human being")).
Middle English from Old French persone from Latin persōna mask, role, person probably from Etruscan phersu mask
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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