them

pronoun
\ (t͟h)əm , ˈt͟hem , after p , b , v , f also ᵊm \

Definition of them 

(Entry 1 of 2)

objective case of they

1 : they sense 1 used as object of a verb or preposition took them backgave it to them

2 : those used especially as antecedent to a relative pronoun the best of them that speak this speech —William Shakespeare used as the subject of a verb chiefly in nonstandard speech and for humorous effect them is fighting words

them

adjective
\ ˈt͟hem \

Definition of them (Entry 2 of 2)

nonstandard

: those used chiefly in nonstandard speech and for humorous effect

First Known Use of them

Pronoun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1594, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for them

them

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of them

—used to refer to certain people, animals, or things as the objects of a verb or preposition

: him or her

: those

them

pronoun
\ t͟həm , ˈt͟hem \

Kids Definition of them

objective case of they

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on them

What made you want to look up them? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by word of mouth

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!