Co/cos Pronouns


Co/cos are gender neutral neopronouns that can be used regardless of gender or identity. These pronouns were created by Mary Orovan as a neutral pronoun in an eight page paper called Humanizing English, which was first published in 1970. The pronoun "co" was based on the the Indo-European "ko".

Name Subject Object Determiner Pronoun Reflexive
co/cos co co cos co's coself

What are co/cos pronouns?

co/cos are preffered pronouns used to describe a person. When someone uses the co/cos pronouns this means that they prefer to be referred to using those pronouns.
Don't know which pronouns to use?
Don't know which pronouns to use? If you are unsure of a persons pronouns it's always best to refer to them as they/them
How to use co/cos pronouns
  • co is going to the store to buy chips.
  • I met co at the bus station today.
  • I played Pokemon on cos Nintendo switch.
  • co took Buttons to the vet coself.
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