him

[ him ]
/ hɪm /

pronoun

the objective case of he, used as a direct or indirect object: I'll see him tomorrow. Give him the message.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun he in the predicate after the verb to be): It's him. It isn't him.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun his before a gerund): We were surprised by him wanting to leave.

noun

Informal. a male: Is the new baby a her or a him?

Origin of him

before 900; Middle English, Old English, dative of he1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH him

him hymn

usage note for him

See he1, me.
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British Dictionary definitions for hims (1 of 3)

Hims
/ (hɪmz) /

noun

a former name of Homs

British Dictionary definitions for hims (2 of 3)

him
/ (hɪm, unstressed ɪm) /

pronoun (objective)

refers to a male person or animalthey needed him; she baked him a cake; not him again!
mainly US a dialect word for himself he ought to find him a wife

Word Origin for him

Old English him, dative of he 1

undefined him

See me 1

British Dictionary definitions for hims (3 of 3)

HIM

abbreviation for

His (or Her) Imperial Majesty
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