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Definition of theirs

1 : that which belongs to them used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective their
2 : his or hers : his, hers used with an indefinite third person singular antecedentI will do my part if everybody else will do theirs

First Known Use of theirs

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of theirs was in the 14th century

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“Theirs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theirs. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of theirs

: that which belongs to or is connected with them : their one : their ones
: his or hers


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Kids Definition of theirs

: that which belongs to them The red house is theirs.

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