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hern1

[hurn] /hɜrn/
noun, Dialect.
1.

hern2

or her'n

[hurn, hur-uh n] /hɜrn, ˈhɜr ən/
pronoun, Nonstandard.
1.
hers (def 2).
Origin of hern2
Middle English hiren; by association with my, mine, thy, thine, etc.
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  • I know it was hern, fer I seen her bring it in, an' I went straight an' ondone it.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • There are extant also, drawings of these letters preserved by hern.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield
  • "I done it like hern," she began, and stopped suddenly to look up at him.

    Lodusky Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Would your friend the Count von hern be likely to be concerned in it?

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He was visited more than once by Marsine, introduced by the Count von hern.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It will not be my fault that I am compelled to disappoint the Count von hern.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Your brown hair is hern, and your gray eyes; you feature her too.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • Becoming acquainted with a Mrs. hern, he presently married her.

  • If there's to be trouble, it won't fall on his head, but on hern.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for hern

hern

/hɜːn/
noun
1.
an archaic or dialect word for heron
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