American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- pro. Informal Contraction of them.
- pro. Them (typically after a preposition, or otherwise with accusative or dative force; now only in unstressed position).
GNU Webster's 1913
- An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form
- Earlier hem, from Old English him, heom, originally a dative plural form but in Middle English coming to serve as an accusative plural as well. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English hem, from Old English him, heom, dative and accusative pl. of hē, he; see he1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I can't recall the name of 'em; they made some fun of her appearance.”
“You'd call 'em up and say, If you've got some time would you do this.”
“You'd call 'em up and say, "If you've got some time would you do this?”
“It lists five, count 'em, five different press people to keep the Anna Chapman juggernaut moving along:”
“That's when we jump 'em," a Democratic strategist told me.”
“The Visitors sure turned it out for their finale last night and if this is the final time we see 'em, at least they made it a bloodbath to remember.”
“He wasn't a 'pat you on the back, go get 'em kid' type of guy.”
“Consider that there have now been five, count 'em five, inquiries into the matter.”
“Exec producer Maria Bell gave TV Guide Magazine all the juicy deets, so look for 'em in the March 21 issue, on sale next week!”
“Tyson loves 'em and has since his hard-scrabble youth.”
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