Meaning of demonstrative pronoun in English:

demonstrative pronoun

See synonyms for demonstrative pronoun

noun

Grammar
  • A pronoun used to indicate its referent's location (spatially, temporally, or abstractly) in relation to the discourse context (as, in English, this, that, these, those, in, for example, that is my hat); (formerly also more generally) †a pronoun or other word used to indicate the person or thing referred to (as, for example, a personal pronoun or a determiner) (obsolete).

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Linacre (?1460–1524), humanist scholar and physician.