Definition of them pronoun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ðəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ðəm//
    ; BrE strong form BrE//ðem//
    ; NAmE strong form NAmE//ðem//
    (the object form of they)
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  1. 1  used when referring to people, animals or things as the object of a verb or preposition, or after the verb be Tell them the news. What are you doing with those matches? Give them to me. Did you eat all of them? It's them.
  2. 2  used instead of him or her to refer to a person whose sex is not mentioned or not known If anyone comes in before I get back, ask them to wait.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse theim ‘to those, to them’, dative plural of ; related to their and them.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: them