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them

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pronoun \(th)əm, ˈthem, after p, b, v, f, also əm\

Definition of them

  1. objective case of they

  1. 1 :  they 1 —used as object of a verb or preposition took them back gave it to them

  2. 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

First Known Use of them

before 12th century


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them

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adjective them\

Definition of them

nonstandard

  1. :  those —used chiefly in nonstandard speech and for humorous effect

First Known Use of them

1594



THEM Defined for English Language Learners

them

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pronoun

Definition of them for English Language Learners

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

  • : him or her

  • : those


THEM Defined for Kids

them

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pronoun \thəm, ˈthem\

Definition of them for Students

  1. objective case of they



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