Definition of he noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hi//
    ; BrE BrE////
    ; NAmE NAmE////
    ; BrE BrE//i//
    ; NAmE NAmE//i//
    ; BrE strong form BrE//hiː//
    ; NAmE strong form NAmE//hiː//
    BrE BrE//hiː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hiː//
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  1. 1[singular] (informal) a male What a nice dog—is it a he or a she?
  2. 2he- (in compound nouns) a male animal a he-goat
  3. Word OriginOld English he, , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hij.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: he