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or his'n

[hiz-uh n] /ˈhɪz ən/
pronoun, Nonstandard.
his (def 2).
Origin of hisn
1350-1400; Middle English hysene; cf. hern2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Right up to that point it's hisn and nobody else ain't got no claim on it.

  • Then he busted out, and had another of them forty-rod laughs of hisn.

    Tom Sawyer, Detective Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • When I shifted my position, he turned the other way quick, and coughed–that pore little gone-in cough of hisn.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
  • "I reckon I do be a friend o' hisn," she said, deliberately; and then she saw that he was in earnest.

    A Cumberland Vendetta John Fox, Jr.
  • I hope that lily-flower o' hisn will be open in the mornin'.

  • He used to say the' wa'n't no name older'n hisn since the Bible.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • In vulgar parlance this book is not your own or our own, but "yourn" or "ourn," or it may be "hisn" or "hern."

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • Some of us friends of hisn tried to make him go easy—but it ain't no use.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • And "how Lem Wheeler, while out hunting that roan steer o' hisn, had heard a moanin' an' a wailin' under the bluff."

    The Shepherd of the Hills Harold Bell Wright
  • Soon as the water touched him, them spots of hisn begun to run.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates

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