Definition of 'em in English:


Syllabification: 'em


  • short for them, especially in informal use. let 'em know who’s boss
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    • The others all put on good show so if you like 'em you'll probably see 'em.
    • Plenty of American films get made without a single British villain in 'em.
    • Allowing for time difference James is about to hit the Broadway stage now so all I can say is knock 'em dead James!


Middle English: originally a form of hem, dative and accusative third person plural pronoun in Middle English; now regarded as an abbreviation of them.

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