his/her

adjective
\ ˈhiz-ˈhər How to pronounce his/her (audio) , ˈhi-zər-ˈhər, ˈhiz-ˈslash- \

Definition of his/her

: his or her used as an adjective of common gender

First Known Use of his/her

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“His/her.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/his%2Fher. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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