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noun Dialect.
  1. heron.
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or her'n

[hurn, hur-uh n]
pronoun Nonstandard.
  1. hers(def 2).
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Origin of hern2

Middle English hiren; by association with my, mine, thy, thine, etc.
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Examples from the Web for hern

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Historical Examples

  • I know it was hern, fer I seen her bring it in, an' I went straight an' ondone it.

  • There are extant also, drawings of these letters preserved by Hern.

  • "I done it like hern," she began, and stopped suddenly to look up at him.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for hern


  1. an archaic or dialect word for heron
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