Recent Examples on the WebIs a homer haven for a guy who’s given up 27 of ‘em in his last 120 innings, streets roll up at 10 PM.
Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, 10 May 2018 The kitchen turns out tasty and quick staples like burgers, grilled cheese and tatchos (don't ask, just order 'em).
Susan Selasky And Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 20 Jan. 2018
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First Known Use of 'em
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
History and Etymology for 'em
Middle English hem, from Old English heom, him, dative plural of hē he