pronoun, singular nominative she, possessive her or hers, objective her; plural nominative they, possessive their or theirs, objective them.
noun, plural shes.
Origin of she
Definition for shes (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for shes
The nurse, cried Madame Ernests little girl; she says theres a spectre in our house, and that shes seen it in the garden.Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
Shes not here yet, commented Susan, as they entered the place of tryst.Marjorie Dean, High School Junior|Pauline Lester
Shes stove in, and only her water-tight compartments keep her afloat.Tom Fairfield at Sea|Allen Chapman
Shes making mistakes, he said wisely, on one of the many occasions when he discussed the absorbing subject with Tootles.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
She has a private chapel, and shes going to have a private chaplain!Mrs. Darrell|Foxcroft Davis
British Dictionary definitions for shes (1 of 2)
- a female person or animal
- (in combination)she-cat
Word Origin for she
British Dictionary definitions for shes (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for shes
mid-12c., probably evolving from Old English seo, sio (accusative sie), fem. of demonstrative pronoun se "the," from PIE root *so- "this, that" (see the). The Old English word for "she" was heo, hio, however by 13c. the pronunciation of this had converged by phonetic evolution with he "he," which apparently led to the fem. demonstrative pronoun being used in place of the pronoun (cf. similar development in Dutch zij, German sie, Greek he, etc.). The original h- survives in her. A relic of the Old English pronoun is in Manchester-area dialectal oo "she." As a noun meaning "a female," she is attested from 1530s.