- 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.
- Informal. a male: Is the new baby a her or a him?
Origin of him
Examples from the Web for hims
Contemporary Examples of hims
HIMS has treated more than 4,000 pilots, with only 10 percent to 12 percent of participants suffering relapse.Real Pilots Laugh at ‘Flight’
November 18, 2012
Historical Examples of hims
Bunco grinned at this, and observed that it was “time for hims be go sleep.”Over the Rocky Mountains
Oh, dat am noting,” said Bunco, drawing himself up proudly; “me hab kill lots of dem before; but dis one hims die hard.Lost in the Forest
Then me climb up side of rocks so hims no touch me, but must pass below me quite near.The Wild Man of the West
“My fadder would knock zoo down if zoo say dat to hims face,” replied the child confidently.The Red Man's Revenge
These people do not use any feminine adjective, and their "hims" are very confusing sometimes.Letters from Port Royal
- a former name of Homs
- 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
- His (or Her) Imperial Majesty
Word Origin and History for hims
Old English him, originally dative masculine and neuter of he; beginning 10c. it replaced hine as masculine accusative, a regional process completed by 15c. The dative roots of the -m ending are retained in German (ihm) and Dutch (hem). Hine persists, barely, as the southern England dialectal 'un, 'n for "him."