s/he

[ shee-er-hee, shee-hee ]
/ ˈʃi ərˈhi, ˈʃiˈhi /

pronoun

she or he: used as an orthographic device to avoid he when the sex of the antecedent is unknown or irrelevant.

Nearby words

Compare she/he.

Usage note

See he1.
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