pronoun used in place of he, she, one, it or singular they
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Neopronouns are new words used as third-person pronoun, used in place of he, she, it, one pronoun and singular they.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Neopronouns are used by some non-binary people. The 2021 Gender Census of non-binary people found that the most common neopronoun was xe/xem,[12] and other examples of neopronouns are thon/thons[13] and zie/hir.[14]

Neopronouns that are based on nouns are called nounself pronouns, such as fae/faer, moss/mossself, bun/bunself, moth/mothself, and rot/rotself.[15] Spivak pronouns are based on they/them, such as ey/em and ae/aer.[16][17]


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