- pro. England, US theirs.
- From English dialectal, from their + -n, formed on analogy with mine, thine. Compare hisn. (Wiktionary)
“In terms of personal behaviour, by their deeds ye shall know them: very many all? private secondary schools use an exam to select theirn pupils.”
“Catheringnettes, Lizzy and Lissy Mycock, from Street Flesh-shambles, were they moon at aube with hespermun and I their covin guardient, I would not know to contact such gretched youngsteys in my ways from Haddem or any suistersees or heiresses of theirn, claiming by, through, or under them.”
“Of all the major US and UK papers, only the Independent was seriously anti-war and thus accurate in theirn coverage.”
“Besides the British Publick is used to our little ways, as we are quite used to theirn, and they talk to us in that nice confidenshal tone about the different wines, et setterer, as no true Born”
“This is as low a vulgarism as the use of _theirn_, _hern_, and”
“While we were standin 'lookin' at it up comes half a dozen Rooshan workmen, a-goin 'home from their work, and four or five Tartars from t'other side, a-goin' home from _theirn_; and they meets jist on the bridge.”
“If the Reddys choose to breed up that young imp of theirn to drawl fine and to talk smooth above his station -- let 'em.”
“It exactly parallels that between her and hern, our and ourn, their and theirn: the tendency, as Sweet says, is to merge the distinction of nominative and objective in that of conjoint and absolute.”
“Thus, yourn, hern, hisn, ourn and theirn, whatever their present offense to grammarians, are of a genealogy quite as respectable as that of yours, hers, his, ours and theirs.”
“Such forms as every man knows their way, and nobody oughter never take what aint theirn are quite common.”
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